Monday, April 4, 2011

Military Snapshots - GIs on Patrol in the Ardennes

Hitler was well aware of just how thinly stretched were the U.S. Army units stationed in the Ardennes. He believed his forces could break through the forest and then drive on to the main Allied supply port of Antwerp, Belgium through sheer strength in numbers. In the photo, American GIs prepare to go out on patrol in the Ardennes. Photo courtesy of the National Archives, from War Stories of the Battle of the Bulge by Michael Green and James D. Brown.

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