American soldiers of the 84th Division moving up to new positions through the snow covered countryside in Belgium

American soldiers of the 84th Division moving up to new positions through the snow covered countryside in Belgium

Hurtgen gallery 10 In January 1945, at the end of the Battle of the Bulge, three men of an intelligence and reconnaissance platoon use skis on patrol in the snow-covered Hürtgen Forest. Their mission is to explore an underground tunnel that the Germans used, it seemed, to get behind the American lines.

Hurtgen gallery 10 In January 1945, at the end of the Battle of the Bulge, three men of an intelligence and reconnaissance platoon use skis on patrol in the snow-covered Hürtgen Forest. Their mission is to explore an underground tunnel that the Germans used, it seemed, to get behind the American lines.

A German soldier blinded by a booby trap, Battle of the Bulge, Hürtgen Forest, Germany, World War II, December 1944. (Photo by Tony Vaccaro/Getty Images)

A German soldier blinded by a booby trap, Battle of the Bulge, Hürtgen Forest, Germany, World War II, December 1944. (Photo by Tony Vaccaro/Getty Images)

Hurtgen gallery 10 In January 1945, at the end of the Battle of the Bulge, three men of an intelligence and reconnaissance platoon use skis on patrol in the snow-covered Hürtgen Forest. Their mission is to explore an underground tunnel that the Germans used, it seemed, to get behind the American lines. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Hurtgen gallery 10 In January 1945, at the end of the Battle of the Bulge, three men of an intelligence and reconnaissance platoon use skis on patrol in the snow-covered Hürtgen Forest. Their mission is to explore an underground tunnel that the Germans used, it seemed, to get behind the American lines. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Battle of The Bulge / Hurtgen Forest Recollections 2 of 2

Battle of The Bulge / Hurtgen Forest Recollections 2 of 2

Hurtgen-gallery-1 HARD TIMES IN HÜRTGEN FOREST The 1944 Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, east of Aachen, Germany, raged from September into December, when the Battle of the Bulge overtook it. It featured brutal combat against dug-in German troops in dense woods, testing GIs’ endurance. NATIONAL ARCHIVES photos

Hurtgen-gallery-1 HARD TIMES IN HÜRTGEN FOREST The 1944 Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, east of Aachen, Germany, raged from September into December, when the Battle of the Bulge overtook it. It featured brutal combat against dug-in German troops in dense woods, testing GIs’ endurance. NATIONAL ARCHIVES photos

Travel, history & contemporary life in England, Scotland and Wales. British Heritage is the magazine of travel and life in England, Scotland and Wales, written for those who love Britain. This is a must-read for serious Anglophiles who want to know their way around Britain’s history and landscapes.

Travel, history & contemporary life in England, Scotland and Wales. British Heritage is the magazine of travel and life in England, Scotland and Wales, written for those who love Britain. This is a must-read for serious Anglophiles who want to know their way around Britain’s history and landscapes.

the_ww2_memoirs An M4 Sherman belonging to "C" Company,754th Tank Battalion, 1st Infantry Division "Big Red One", prepares to fire it's 75mm gun whilst a M-10 tank destroyer belonging to the 634th TD (Tank Destroyer)  Battalion, 1st Infantry Division prepares to do the same in the city of Aachen, Germany, 20th of October, 1944. The fighting in Aachen was fierce, bloody, and you never knew where the enemy was until it was to late. The fighting in Germany was especially bloody, dirty, and…

the_ww2_memoirs An M4 Sherman belonging to "C" Company,754th Tank Battalion, 1st Infantry Division "Big Red One", prepares to fire it's 75mm gun whilst a M-10 tank destroyer belonging to the 634th TD (Tank Destroyer) Battalion, 1st Infantry Division prepares to do the same in the city of Aachen, Germany, 20th of October, 1944. The fighting in Aachen was fierce, bloody, and you never knew where the enemy was until it was to late. The fighting in Germany was especially bloody, dirty, and…

Veteran Sparky remembers the Hurtgen Forest debacle. http://www.bulge1944.com/content/veteran-sparky-remembers-hurtgen-forest-debacle

Veteran Sparky remembers the Hurtgen Forest debacle. http://www.bulge1944.com/content/veteran-sparky-remembers-hurtgen-forest-debacle

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