Symbolic victories, plus a dozen or so other things worth knowing today
In the middle of the Battle of the Bulge, four German soldiers approached American troops, carrying white flags of truce and a letter:
“There is only one possibility to save the encircled U.S.A. troops from total annihilation: that is the honorable surrender of the encircled town.
— The German Commander”
As the story goes, the acting commander of the 101st…