Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Military Snapshot - Two Brave Souls, a Bed Sheet and a .30-cal

During the Battle of the Bulge, details such as personal camouflage and foxhole cover could mean the different between life and death. In this photo, two GIs use bed sheets as camouflage for themselves and their water-cooled .30-caliber machine gun. While Hitler belittled the fighting abilities of the American soldier, the German soldier soon found how tough they could be during the Battle of the Bulge. Photo courtesy of the National Archives, from War Stories of the Battle of the Bulge by Michael Green & James D. Brown.

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