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I always heard how cold the soldiers was in Bastone. I was just wondering is there documentaion of the temperature of Bastone dureing the time the Airborne was defending it . I lost my duffel bag while on manuevers in Germany dureing the winter and for two days I like to froze to death. My bag got mixed up and went with another platoon. It had my sleeping bag and dry clothes in it. It rained and I got real misable really quick. I managed to get a wool blanket to wrap up in at night. While my being cold isn't anything to compair to the brave men in Bastone... It just brought up memories of what happend to me on December in 1986 in Southern Germany.... WarDawg
 

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I don't know but that was a pretty cool show the way it was re-created.
 

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MrKrink said:
I don't know but that was a pretty cool show the way it was re-created.

LOL.... Thats what I just watched...... Pretty good history lesson... WarDawg
 

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I can't find an answer on the Net either, .................but, I know a Veteran who said it snowed almost constantly....so, that would be somewhere around 32, +/- a few degrees.

Living for extended periods in the woods, even at 40-degrees, with adequate clothing just plain ?S##ks?, as I recall from long duration E&E exercises I did in Europe, not far from there. Was it The Russian Front?s ?25 degrees??..No.

The reality of ?Cold?, however you define it, only adds to their valor.
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from a search....

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The capital, Luxembourg City, is centered in southern Luxembourg, 294km (183mi) east of Paris, 190km (118mi) southeast of Brussels and 176km (110mi) west of Frankfurt. Northeast of the capital, the M?llerthal region is Luxembourg's 'Little Switzerland', an area of predictable charm and renowned (if only nationally) recreational possibilities. Just east of the capital is Luxembourg's portion of the Moselle Valley, known for its vineyards. The northern third of the country - famous as part of the Ardennes plateau, the scene of the 1944-45 Battle of the Bulge - is called the Eisl?ck or Oesling and is composed mainly of densely forested highlands, peppered with medieval castles like Esch-sur-S?re and Bourscheid. The southern two thirds of the nation - known collectively as Gutland, or the 'Good Country' - is dedicated mostly to farming and viticulture and is covered in rolling hills and patches of forest. At its southernmost end, a narrow swath of red soil belies the country's once vast iron ore deposits and aging steel industry in what's known as the Minette, or the 'Land of the Red Earth'.

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Coincidently I just watched that episode of the Brothers in Arms DVD set. Amazing what they went through.
 

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I don't know the actual temps, but from what I've read, that winter was one of the coldest there on record.

The "Band of Brothers" is awesome!


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those guys where tough sob's....i worked with a guy that lost some finger tips and parts of his toes due to frostbite in bastone...he's a crazy old coot!!!
 
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