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Jan 26

The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne

On the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne

A remarkable true story of bravery that has gone untold for nearly 70 years

The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne is a classic story of courage and compassion. But it is especially relevant now, as the world recognizes the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. The massive German assault on the Allies front line began on December 16, 1944 and went on for weeks. Had the U.S. forces failed to stop the much larger and better-equipped German army, the war might well have had a different outcome. It was a crucial turning point in the war, and in the history of the world. It is an anniversary well worth remembering and honoring.

The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne – the true story of Augusta Chiwy, a Belgian nurse who volunteered service in a U.S. Army medical aid station during the Battle of the Bulge – exemplifies the best of people in the worst of times. As the tiny city of Bastogne, Belgium, endured the relentless shelling and repeated attacks of the German army in the last days of 1944, Augusta worked day and night alongside U.S. Army doctor Jack Prior to save the lives of wounded American soldiers.

This compelling documentary is really two stories in one. Interspersed with the story of Augusta’s experiences in Bastogne are clips from interviews with military historian and author Martin King, considered the world’s authority on The Battle of the Bulge.

More About the Speakers

Special Guest
Emmy Award winning Producer and Director Mike Edwards
Director, The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne

Co-Hosted by
Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.
Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy

Genevieve Wood
Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal