December 24, 1944. During the last days of the Battle of the Bulge, American GIs help fleeing local residents load themselves and their belongings onto a truck. There were an estimated 3,000 civilian casualties during the conflict. (Slate Magazine)
Unpublished. Troops at the front in Belgium. When the Battle of the Bulge began, American forces had been feeling triumphant (Paris had just been liberated in August), and there was a sense among some American and other Allied leaders that Germany was all but defeated. The surprise attack in December 1944 — officially labeled the Ardennes-Alsace campaign by the U.S. Army — showed that any complacency whatsoever in the face of the still-formidable Wehrmacht was sadly and dangerously mis...
81 dead American soldiers of the 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, murdered by Waffen SS troops, December 17, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge near the Belgian town of Malmedy. These Americans were killed after they surrendered.
Four American sodiers lie dead along a Belgian road during the Battle of the Bulge - December 1944.
Ardennes Offensive, the Allied Counter Attack 25 December 1944 - 28 January 1945: Belgian civilians carrying personal possessions flee as the Germans opened an artillery barrage against Langlir in an attempt to halt the American drive on Houffalize. Note the old man in the background trying to keep up. The tragedy of the non-combatants.