Battle of the Bulge T-Shirt
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"This is undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war and will, I believe, be regarded as an ever-famous American victory." — Winston Churchill, on the Battle of the Bulge.
On December 16th, 1944, a huge force of Hitler's troops launched Operation Wacht am Rhein (“Watch on the Rhine”) — a surprise offensive deep in the Ardennes forest aimed at dealing a decisive blow to the Allies and forcing them to negotiate a peace treaty with Nazi Germany.
The response of the U.S. Army to this sudden threat? To borrow BG McAuliffe's words when asked by the German commander to surrender the 101st, besieged at Bastogne: "Nuts!"
We may have been caught off guard, but the G.I.'s of the U.S. Army held on that freezing Christmas, and their heroic actions and gritty courage defined what became known as The Battle of the Bulge, after the bulge in the Allied lines caused by the Nazi offensive.
The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest single battle fought by American forces in World War II, and is still, to this day, the largest battle ever fought by the U.S. Army. Our own great great uncle Roy, an enlisted soldier who landed at Normandy, was there for the battle — see the page from his journal we included here. My brothers and I carry on his legacy in the Army today, and we're proud to launch The Battle of the Bulge t-shirt commemorating the 75th anniversary of the battle and celebrating the grit of the hard, courageous men who fought it.
- Custom original CIVVIESUPPLY design — accept no substitutes!
- Features the original CIVVIESUPPLY logo on the back neck
- Made with incredibly soft, premium thread blend
- Locally printed in South Carolina with a hand-applied silkscreen print, crafted the old-fashioned way, in small batches
- Made with top-shelf inks that will last through hundreds of washings
- Fits true to size with a slightly tailored fit, great for gym and casual wear
- Available in Heathered Forest Green to commemorate the Ardennes Forest where the battle began
HONOR THE PAST. INSPIRE THE FUTURE.
Franklin and Thomas — the CIVVIESUPPLY* brothers — grew up in Lexington, South Carolina with a profound appreciation for the United States of America. Stories from their grandfathers — both former Army officers — about numerous family members who fought in almost every major conflict inspired the brothers to attend The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina and later join the US Army. Thomas, an Airborne and Ranger-qualified Infantry officer, served on active duty from 2016 to 2022, and now serves in the SC Army National Guard, where Franklin has served as a Public Affairs officer since 2016.
Their love of country and desire to be apart of something greater than themselves led them to launch CIVVIESUPPLY in 2018. They’d encourage you to join the community of CIVVIESUPPLY patriots in their mission of honoring the past to inspire the future.
*CIVVIESUPPLY offers military heritage-inspired gear for American Patriots everywhere. The veteran owned & family operated business is officially licensed with the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, and US Space Force, and a portion of all those sales go back to official DOD programs that support soldiers, sailors, and airmen both at home and abroad. You can find out more about CIVVIESUPPLY and the brothers here.