Battle of the Bulge and U.S. stand at Bastogne during World War II
Belgium Date:1944, December Duration:4 min 7 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Army forces during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II . American GIs from the Headquarters Company, 75th Infantry Division celebrate Christmas, 1944, with a makeshift Christmas tree covered in ornaments. (The soldier at extreme left in the scene has been identified as T4 Jack S. De Rosa.) A pig moves on a muddy street. U.S. forces retreat during German breakhrough in the Ardennes. German refugees move with belongings on a road. A loaded bullock cart moves along with some refugees. German planes bomb U.S. forces, who respond with antiaircraft fire. Numerous U.S. Army vehicles and weapons destroyed by the German attacks. Fallen American soldiers lie on the ground. Wounded American troops at a field hospital. U.S. Army holds the line at Bastogne. U.S. troops operating amid heavy snowfall. Several Germans who infiltrated U.S. lines, wearing American uniforms, are apprehended and executed by firing squad. Americans fire 155mm long tom artillery pieces.
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