M4 Sherman medium tanks of the 40th Tank Battalion, Combat Command R, 7th Armored Division, take up defensive positions in a field near St. Vith after retaking the village from the Germans. (Photographed, Wednesday, January 24, 1945)
Portrait of a teenage German soldier of the 4th SS Panzergrenadier Regiment Der Führer after being taken as a POW by the U.S. 3rd Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge. Near St. Vith, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. 23 December 1944.
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Recently digitized by staff in the National Archives Still Picture Branch, these stunning color photographs from the Battle of the Bulge were taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps in St. Vith, Belgium. The photos depict the wreckage in St. Vith in the days after units of the 7th Armored Division liberated the town in January, 1945.
Brig. Gen. Clark who was forced to evacuate St. Vith when Rundstedt’s troops overran the Ardennes sector, had the satisfaction of recapturing the town with the same men on January 23 after a day long house to house fight with Nazi rearguards. The town had been subjected to gunfire since the American occupation. Gen. Clarks’s men waiting for the German gunfire to cease before entering St. Vith in Belgium, January, 1945. (AP Photo)
Troops of the American 7th Armored division are on the look-out for snipers in the streets of Saint Vith, Belgium, on Jan. 23, 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. (AP Photo/U.S. Army Signal Corps)