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.  


Some pretty draft horses!

Sources and descriptions (all links are marked bold to clarify things):

Picture #1 - Large bay ArdennesDraft Horse, stallion. Source: I’m going to find it, just wait a minute.

Picture #2 - Rearing bay draft horse. Source: I’ll find it in a few minutes

Picture #3 - Suffolk Punch being shown at the Suffolk Show, 2008. Source:

Picture #4 - Suffolk Punch Horse Photography that I have not yet found a real source for. Look at that bum!

Picture #5 - Not from Pinterest, but I found it through Pinterest. It is a closeup of a chestnut Suffolk Punch. Source:

Picture #6 - Suffolk Punch Draft Horse from England. Source:

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. 

King Tiger ‘222′ in Stavelot, Belgium in early 1945. This tank belonged to the  schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 501 was part of Kampfgruppe Peiper and was lost on 19 December 1944 during the Ardennes Offensive.