NUTS




 
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February 3rd, 2005  
SON OF A TANKER
 

Topic: NUTS


On 22 December 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, Anthony Clement McAuliffe (1898-1975) was acting commander of the 101st Airborne Division in charge of the defense of Bastogne, Belgium. The advancing German forces called on his garrison to surrender. The Americans were surrounded. Instead, Anthony McAuliffe wrote:



"To the German Commander: NUTS! The American Commander." Bastogne was successfully held by the Americans.
February 3rd, 2005  
bllrby2104
 
 
i dont get it
February 4th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
"Nuts" has fallen out of common use in the way McAuliffe used it. It means negative in the extreme or "how dare you even think so".
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February 4th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
It's a classic.

But it's already on the site, here:
http://www.military-quotes.com/database/m.htm

November 21st, 2008  
pattheoneuk
 
 
I like this one. Band Of Brothers is the best thing i have seen with relation to the second world war
July 4th, 2009  
George
 
Did he really say "nuts" or, maybe "Oh balls!" & it got censored?