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Troupes américaines libérant un petit village dans la forêt de Hürtgen US troops liberating a small village in the Hürtgen Forest

US troops liberating a small village in the Hürtgen Forest

First Lieutenant Joshua Jeffreys comes face to face with the reality that “war is hell” during the Battle of the Bulge. His unit is torn apart by the advancing German forces, and he is thrust into a nightmare of blood, death, and fait...

First Lieutenant Joshua Jeffreys comes face to face with the reality that “war is hell” during the Battle of the Bulge. His unit is torn apart by the advancing German forces, and he is thrust into a nightmare of blood, death, and fait.

Men of the 83d Infantry Division, U.S. Army, hike through snow to join an armored force in an attack on the Nazis near Malempré.

Date: 5 January 1945 Location: Malempre, Belgium Description: Men of the Inf. Army, hike through snow to join an armored force in an attack on the Nazis near Malempre, Belgium.

Soldiers of US 1st Army hacking at frozen ground to dig foxholes near their machine gun position.

Vivid new Battle of the Bulge photos offer never-before-seen look at the war-weary soldiers braving the frigid weather as they fight off Nazi Germany's last major offensive of World War II

John Florea—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images American GI's chop a foxhole in the frozen ground by a haystack during the Battle of the Bulge. The machine gun was set up in preparation for a German counterattack, expected at any moment.

Same crossroads as above, photo taken from different angle to show Losheimergraben junction.

2 dead American soldiers: Belgium during the first days of the Battle of the Bulge. "Losheimergraben" is a village at the german-belgian border, "Büllingen" is in Belgium. Notice that the G. in the front is shoeless.

Log huts and other rude comforts were set up by the men when fighting in the forest died down

Forests, Woodland Forest, Woods

Ardennes 1944

Photos from the Battle of the Bulge/The Ardennes 1944 - Page 5

Photos -- many of which never ran in LIFE magazine -- from the final, failed German offensive on the Western Front in World War II.

Army GIs search for German paratroopers during the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944

Unusual 'friendship' - Huertgen Forest 1944.

Inf Div Inf Regt Soldiers and German POWs Coming out of Hurtgen Forest Campaign Jungersdorf Germany 121244 III of

The men of Headquarters Company of the 121st Infantry installed themselves in a farmhouse along the main street of Hürtgen.

A farmhouse on the main route through Hürtgen served as shelter for the HQ CO. It became known as the Hürtgen Hotel.

INGÉNIEURS réparent un chemin dans la forêt de Hurtgen, 25 novembre ENGINEERS REPAIR A ROAD in the Hurtgen Forest, 25 November

Engineers repair a muddy road in the Hürtgen Forest

An M4A3 Sherman tank from the 7th Armored Division rumbles through Sankt-Vith after the town was recaptured on 23th january 1945.

Un char Sherman de la Armoured Division gronde à travers St. Vith, après que la ville fut reprise le 23 janvier An Sherman tank from the Armored Division rumbles through St. Vith after the town was recaptured on January

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A US antitank gun defending a crossroads outside Bastonge.

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