Episode 6 "Bastogne" when Colonel Sink comes by to read Gerneral McAuliffe's Christmas message to the 101st Airborne Division troops dug in around the city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
This scene always breaks my heart. Sink is there trying to boost the men's morale, but he gets to head back to CP afterwards. The men have to stick it out in the freezing woods, and suffer in cold and wet foxholes. We can see it in Doc's eyes that he can see beyond the pep talk and attempted cheery tone of the letter, that he can see the next dreaded artillery barrage which will most likely see his buddies hurt, maimed, or killed. He has to worry about not having any medical supplies to treat them, or any way to evacuate them for treatment, no pain relief, or maybe not even having anything to use as a simple bandage.
I remember my grandfather telling me he used his sock as a tourniquet once when he had nothing else to use.
Swipe to see General McAuliffe's letter, complete with the German Commander's ultimatum and McAuliffe's badass reply 👊
we can reenact this in Dec, but we gotta have some hooch in those canteens 😉🍻
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