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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / 20th Century Military / World War II

Here you will find a pictorial chronicle of the drama and excitement of American History. These paintings give the viewer an insight into the tumultuous life of this young nation that mere words cannot achieve.

Bannion's Bastards
Battle of the Bulge, December 1944

Historical Information
During World War II, the Battle of the Bulge, from December 16 to 26, 1944, became one of the heroic episodes in American military history. On the 17th, the 101st Airborne, then on rest leave in Paris, drove all night with headlights blazing and reached Bastogne the next morning in time to save the little garrison from disaster. Then followed one of the fiercest battles of the war. For six days the Germans hurled armor and planes at the defenders, while foul weather prevented Allied aerial support.


All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.