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The Battle of the Bulge Made in America Shirt

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Awesome Battle of the Bulge Shirt!
"I already have several shirts from The History List and all of them are great. The most recent one with the Battle of the Bulge theme did not disappoint! Every Military History enthusiast should get one."
— T.T.  ★★★★★

"I bought seven of these T-Shirts and truly love them. They are an amazing quality and true to size. We will be taking them to Europe with us and wearing them with pride. Highly recommend them and this company."
— Carol B. ★★★★★

 "Best shirts ever….Great product, Great service, and Fast delivery…Keep up the GREAT work."
— FMD  ★★★★★ 


Your choice of these shirts: 

  • Military green — Sizes S - 3XL: 100% Made in America. This 100% cotton shirt is knitted, dyed, and sewn in America and printed in New England. 4.4 oz.
  • Military green — Sizes 4XL and 5XL: 100% heavyweight cotton shirt.  Imported. 6.1 oz. Printed in New England
  • Vintage green — 100% heavyweight cotton shirt. Vintage look; no two are exactly alike. Printed in New England on an imported shirt. 5.3 oz. Available in sizes: S - 3XL.

A note on Made in America: We are working to use only Made in America shirts for our Battle of the Bulge design (as well as many other designs). We are also working to expand our size range up to 5X. Because the Made in America line of shirts we use for standard Military Green doesn't have sizes above 3XL, we have to use an imported shirt for 4XL and 5XL, and the Vintage Green is only available up to 3XL and only on an imported shirt. 

Other shirt styles: This design is also available in a women's v-neck shirt, a long-sleeved shirt, a hooded sweatshirt

and a long-sleeved shirt with UPF protection.

Our original design includes these historical references:

• What became known as the "Battle of the Bulge" was the Ardennes Offensive, and the response of the Allies, the Ardennes Counteroffensive.

• The battle lasted for five weeks, from December 16, 1944 to January 28, 1945, towards the end of the war in Europe.

• The 101st Airborne Division was surrounded at Bastogne and being shelled.

• "NUTS" was the (probably sanitized) reply from Brig. Gen. Anthony Mcauliffe to the letter from the attacking German Forces offering an opportunity to surrender. 

• An excerpt from Mcauliffe's Christmas Letter to his troops:

We are giving our country and our loved ones at home a worthy Christmas present and being privileged to take part in this gallant feat of arms are truly making for ourselves a Merry Christmas.

/s/ A. C. McAULIFFE
/t/ McAULIFFE
Commanding.

• The  Sherman Cobra King pictiured broke through to link up with the 101st Airborne Division on the outskirts of Bastogne on December 26.

• The line running down the center is a tracing from the map of enemy positions on December 25.

Included with every shirt: A 5" x 8" card with the entire Christmas letter that McAuliffe had distributed to his troops, the letter from the German Commander offering McAuliffe the opportunity to surrender his encircled troops, and the propaganda flier that the the Germans distributed to American troops encouraging them to desert.

See more historical background below.

Our WWII Collection

Browse through all our original designs in our WWII collection, including Pearl Harbor, Midway, "V" for Victory with all of the battles listed, History Nerd paratrooper / Operation Overlord, Operation Market Garden, She's a W.O.W., a print with more than 100 posters from the homefront, our Victory pin, and more.

Most of the ideas for our WWII collection have come from Larisa (aka History Dame), including Pearl Harbor, Midway, D-Day, Battle of the Bukge, She’s a W.O.W., and our Victory pin. Larisa has been involved with The History List and History Camp from the early days and has been an important contributor to those in addition to several products. 

Historical accounts and background

The US Army's account of the "NUTS" reply.

 

Sherman Jumbo "Cobra King"

Company C, 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division

Cobra King at The National Museum of the United States Army

As shown in the photo above, the M4A3E2 Sherman Cobra King is now on display at the National Museum of the United States Army outside of Washington, DC. 

 

This is the text on the panel beside the tank:

"M4A3E2 Sherman Cobra King links up with encircled defenders of the 101st
Airborne Division on the outskirts of the town of Bastogne on 26 December
1944. The breakthrough opened the way for Allied forces to begin the counteroffensive that ended the Battle of the Bulge. In March 1945, Cobra King was put out of action during the unsuccessful mission to liberate American prisoners of war at a POW camp near Hammelburg, Germany.

"CREW MEMBERS

  • 1st Lt. Charles P. Boggess,
  • Cpl. Milton Dickerman,
  • Pvt. James G. Murphy,
  • Pvt. Hubert S. Smith, and
  • Pvt. Harold Hafner after the Bastogne linkup."

Here's the story of how the tank was tracked down and authenticated in 2008.

 


Thanks to Martin Quinn and Mike Manning for reviewing the historical details.

History behind the design

Shipping

For shipments to addresses within the U.S. (scroll down for International shipping) 

Flat-rate shipping: Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, and button packs is $5.95.

For hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets, the shipping cost is $8.95. 

Our flat rate shipping means you can add two or more t-shirts, sweatshirts, or caps for no additional shipping charge.

Note that some large or heavy items, including larger framed prints, may have a different shipping charge or a shipping surcharge. When they do, it will be noted on the product page.

 

Timing

We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them. This applies to in-stock items. Framed items or items requiring personalization may take up to two weeks longer. If there is an extended delay, it will be noted on the product page.

We close for a week over Independence Day and Christmas. A notice will appear at the top of every page of the site in advance of this closure.

We ship most orders via USPS, so if the post office is closed, we won't be shipping orders that day.

If you need to receive your order by a certain date, such as to give as a gift or have for a trip, we recommend ordering at least two weeks in advance, especially if you are using USPS shipping. 

If you're looking for reliable, on-time deliveries, we strongly suggest upgrading to "UPS 3 Business Day Select Shipping."

Additional notes:

  • When fulfillment takes longer, such as around the Christmas holidays, we'll put up an announcement in the site and will list recommended shipping deadlines below.
  • If an item is out of stock, we will contact you.
  • If one of your items is an advance order, that will be noted on the product page along with an estimate of when it will ship. If that estimated date changes, the product page will be updated.

    Charges for shipping to destinations in the United States and to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses

    • Free shipping
      • On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.

    • US Postal Service shipping - The least expensive, though also less reliable than UPS. (See more on UPS in the next section.) 

      • $5.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $5.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

    We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.

      UPS 3 Business Day Select 

      Note: UPS 3 Business Day select is not available for addresses in Hawaii and Alaska. If UPS is selected for Hawaii or Alaska, the order will be shipped UPS Ground.

      Cut off time: Orders received by 8 am Eastern will ship the same business day.  Orders received after that time will ship the next business day. Applies to in-stock items that do not require personalization or signing. 
        UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day, and this includes delivery on Saturday.  This applies to the 48 contiguous states. 
          • $14.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

          • $18.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

          • If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

        • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)
        Before placing your order, call 469-233-7712.

        For shipments to addresses outside the United States

        Destinations

        We only ship to locations that are served by US Postal Service International Service.

        Charges

        • Canada and Mexico

          • $18.00 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
          • $24.00 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

        • Rest of the World

          • Rates starts at $65.00.

        Additional charges for all destinations

        Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge.  If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.

        If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

          All original designs are copyrighted by The History List

          All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.

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          Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.

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          Susan V.
          Real “Made in the U.S.A.” People

          Oh my😆. Our package never arrived which was weird. The communication with the company was perfect. After exhausting all possible scenarios, they sent us a new batch which they didn’t have to do since it was not their fault. But it doesn’t stop there!
          The riddle revealed itself on the back of my neighbor when I saw him outside‼️ He has early to medium dementia and is a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict; my hubby and I agreed that he deserved the shirts. His brother checks on him but guessing that our order slipped through to his mailbox
          We happily paid for them, and The History List even gave us a discount! WOW👏🏼👏🏼 The American Way, Above and Beyond!!! 🇺🇸Big- hearted people. 🩷
          Oh, yeah, the products are great too!😂

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          Stephen T.
          Great shirt

          Just a great shirt that commemorates the Battle of the Bulge.

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          Michael L.
          Sherman

          Perfect gift for my buddy who is a WWll enthusiast.

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          Manuel P.
          Awesome shirt

          The design itself is really awesome with all the details at the front left chest, and the medium size fits perfectly with the American olive green. Also the Sherman tank M4A3E2 at the back shirt is really good !!!. Great quality and very significative shirt for all of us that like the history so much. Very happy with the purchase.

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          Jeff B.
          Battle of the Bulge Shirt

          Definitely one of the best shirts I have bought. Great quality, outstanding graphics..

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          Tommy R.
          Awesome

          Beautiful products. So proud to wear them, and so proud of the people they represent. Thank you.

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          Robert D.
          The shirt my dad would wear

          My father was at the Battle of the Bulge with A co 1st battalion 101 PIR.
          He wouldn't talk about his time there but this shirt will be a great reminder for my son to remember his grandfather.

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          Nicole A.
          Love my T-Shirts!!!!

          I bought 3 different WWII T-Shirts and I Love them!!! The quality is Excellent!!! They look Awesome!!!!

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