Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge was the last great effort of the German army to break through the Allied lines and turn the war around. General Dwight Eisenhower saw the attack coming and began to send whatever troops were at hand in order to slow the German advance and keep critical points. The 101st Airborne which contained Easy Company was sent to Bastogne and told to hold the position until reinforcements arrived. Due to the quick movement of the troops they went into the engagement undersupplied. Eventually Bastogne was surrounded and yet the men of the 101st would not surrender and held out against one of the most intense offensives of the German army.