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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.

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My uncle was in the Battle of the Bulge (Cozy Reader's father). I love the photos and the history. :)
 
BTW - I love your Christmas decorations in your header :)