On December 17, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, more than eighty unarmed American soldiers were shot down after having surrendered to an SS tank column near the small crossroads town of Malmédy, Belgium. In vivid prose with revealing details, Fatal Crossroads reconstructs the previously untold story of the largest single atrocity committed against American POWs on the Western front in World War II.
The Battle of the Bulge...
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16 Dec 44: Battle of the Bulge begins; largest, bloodiest battle fought on the western front
17 Dec 44: Atrocities committed against American POWs at Malmedy and Wereth
20 Dec 44: German advance fails to capture allied fuel dumps, start running out of gas
22 Dec 44: Gen McAuliffe says "Nuts!" to German surrender ultimatum at Bastogne
24 Dec 44: Belgian nurse is presumed killed in Bastogne when her aid station is shelled