The small Belgian village of Foy is known for being the site of numerous battles between the 101st Airborne Division and German elements during the Battle of the Balge. The open fields are broken by a dense pine forest, dirty trenches and small estates, as you try to do everything to cross the open area as quickly as possible under the cover of the morning mist. In the village of Foy there will be intense fighting between houses, as you need to capture the church and all the fire positions along the main road.
During the Second World War, Foy was heavily occupied by German troops during the Battle of Balge. The 101st Airborne Division of the US was captured by Bois Jacques near the city. Having freed himself from the US Army, General George S. Patton, the 101st intercepted the city.
On January 2, 1945, the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion was assigned to patrol duties and help in defense. He took part in the general progress, passing through the cities of Ai, Marche, Foy and Banda, and his participation ended after the Allies captured the Gang. During the operation as a result of the fighting, the unit received several casualties. It was the only Canadian unit that took part in the Ardennes offensive. The role of Canadians was small compared to the role of Americans, acting as a replacement for the 101st, when this unit was named elsewhere.