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Fifty years ago this day, a desperate Adolf Hitler launched a surprise attack on the western Allies through Belgium, an offensive noted principally for its status as Der Führer’s last—albeit short-lived—military success, as well as for inspiring 101st Airborne Gen. A.C. McAuliffe’s celebrated single-syllable response to a surrender ultimatum: “Nuts!” The Battle of the Bulge and the Drive to the Rhine, an episode of the “V for Victory” documentary series, explores the military engagement that’s given the world so many lame headline puns today at noon at the National Archives Theater, 7th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 501-5000. (Steve Kuhn)