Post-World War II Bastogne “Nuts” Plaque
This is a Post-World War II era plaque manufactured to commenorate the iconic moment during the Battle of Bastogne where, upon hearing that the Germans wished for him to surrender himself and the elements of the trapped 101st Airborne, Senior Officer Anthoney Clement McAuliffe replied: “Nuts!” This plaque is made out of brass and most likely was a melted down shell from the time of the fighting. On its face appears the words: “Airborne, Nuts, Bastogne.” The image itself stands out clearly with an American and German flag draping either side of the scene. On the back of the plaque, some patina can be found within the depression of one of the figures. Otherwise, this unique item is in excellent condition and would make a fine addition to any collection.