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December 16, 2006

16 December 1944

The Battle of the Bulge Begins.

Geman soldier advancing during the Battle of the Bulge.  Taken from a german newsreel.

 SC 197925. Btry C, 702 TD Bn., 2nd Armored Division, tank destroyer on dug-in ramp has plenty of elevation to hurl shells at long range enemy targets across the Roer River.</p>

<p>L-r: Sgt. Earl F. Scholz, Pvt. George E. Van Horne, and Pfc. Samuel R. Marcum. US Ninth Army. (16 Dec 1944).

Troop with water-cooled .30 cal Browning M1919 mounted on his jeep

You can read about the opening of the offensive here, from the official US Army history.

Comments on 16 December 1944
beth briefed on December 16, 2006 10:51 AM

My uncle was in the Battle of the Bulge (Cozy Reader's father).

I love the photos and the history. :)

beth briefed on December 16, 2006 10:53 AM

BTW - I love your Christmas decorations in your header :)

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