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NEUFCHATEAU 1944

NEUFCHATEAU 1944

An anti-tank company advances through the Hurtgen Forest before the German's began the Battle of the Bulge, near Triere, Germany, 1944.

An anti-tank company advances through the Hurtgen Forest before the German's began the Battle of the Bulge, near Triere, Germany, 1944.

After the Battle of the Bulge, commanders of the 331st Regiment hold an impromptu meeting with thye troops to discuss options, near Bastogne, Belgium, January, 1945

After the Battle of the Bulge, commanders of the 331st Regiment hold an impromptu meeting with thye troops to discuss options, near Bastogne, Belgium, January, 1945

Members of the 331st Regiment Aid Team in action in the Hurtgen Forest near Gey, Germany, December 1944. As you can see, some of my original WWII negatives can still make prints!

Members of the 331st Regiment Aid Team in action in the Hurtgen Forest near Gey, Germany, December 1944. As you can see, some of my original WWII negatives can still make prints!

Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge: Rare Photos From Hitler's Last Gamble

Battle of the Bulge

German soldiers cross a muddy road during the Battle of the Bulge, December 16, 1944

German soldiers cross a muddy road during the Battle of the Bulge, December 16, 1944

The veterans of Company I slog through the mud and ruins of Jungersdorf at the end of their tenure in the Hurtgen Forest. There would be no respite for these men. Fresh from the horrors of the Hurtgen campaign, they were thrust into the path of the 6th SS Panzer Army and played a key role in the defense of the Bulge’s North Shoulder during the German Ardennes Offensive–which started less than a week after this photo was taken.

The veterans of Company I slog through the mud and ruins of Jungersdorf at the end of their tenure in the Hurtgen Forest. There would be no respite for these men. Fresh from the horrors of the Hurtgen campaign, they were thrust into the path of the 6th SS Panzer Army and played a key role in the defense of the Bulge’s North Shoulder during the German Ardennes Offensive–which started less than a week after this photo was taken.

The 504th Parachute Infantry advancing to another assembly point prior to an assault on German positions near Heersbach during the final days of the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945. The 504th saw near-continuous action for almost five months following the devastating battle of Cheneux.

The 504th Parachute Infantry advancing to another assembly point prior to an assault on German positions near Heersbach during the final days of the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945. The 504th saw near-continuous action for almost five months following the devastating battle of Cheneux.

An American soldier surveys the landscape of the Hürtgen Forest near the Roer River through a pair of binoculars. The height of Hill 400 gave its American defenders a panoramic view of the river and the surrounding countryside.

An American soldier surveys the landscape of the Hürtgen Forest near the Roer River through a pair of binoculars. The height of Hill 400 gave its American defenders a panoramic view of the river and the surrounding countryside.

Soldiers of F Company moving up into position in the Hurtgen Forest, 18 November 1944. They were about to partake in the bloody fighting around Hamich, Germany, one of the toughest battles for the regiment in the entire war.

Soldiers of F Company moving up into position in the Hurtgen Forest, 18 November 1944. They were about to partake in the bloody fighting around Hamich, Germany, one of the toughest battles for the regiment in the entire war.

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