33 The American St Nick

With the holiday season upon us I’ve a festive episode for you.

The US 28th Infantry Division landed in France in July of 1944. After fighting through the Bocage, and taking part in the parade through Paris to mark its liberation, they were sent to the Hürtgen Forest.

Badly shot up they we’re withdrawn and sent to a small town in Luxembourg called Wiltz.

American St. Nick: A True Story
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American St. Nick recounts when, during the darkest days of World War II, a handful of American soldiers help bring the Christmas spirit back to the children of war-weary Wiltz, Luxembourg. With their simple act of kindness and selfless generosity, they unknowingly created a holiday tradition that continues in to this very day. This is an amazing true story of heroism, honor and hope you ll never forget.

To tell the story of the American St Nick I’m joined by Peter Lion whose book “The American St Nick” tells the story.