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Operation Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhine), starting on 16 December 1944 in the Ardennes. These are StuG III assault guns taking part in the initial assault.

Chow is served to American Infantrymen on their way to La Roche, Belgium. 347th Infantry Regiment, 01/13/1945

From the series: Photographs of American Military Activities, ca. 1918 - ca. 1981

More on the Battle of the Bulge at Prologue: “The Bloodiest Battle - The Battle of the Bulge Loomed Large 70 Winters Ago” →

The corpse of a German officer killed in his slit trench and covered by a dusting of snow during the Battle of the Bulge (also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive) is photographed after the Allies take the area. Mabompre, Luxembourg Province, Belgium. January 1945.  

U.S. Army soldiers Pvt. Henry W. Beyer (left) and Sgt. Abraham Aranoff (right) of “E” Company, 1st Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division pause for cigarettes in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. Goesdorf, Wiltz, Luxembourg. 10 January 1945.