ARC­TIC ARDENNES

Taken: JAN­UARY 1945

History of War - - WAR IN FOCUS -

Amer­i­can in­fantry­men march be­hind a Sher­man tank dur­ing re­de­ploy­ment in the Ardennes, in the midst of the Bat­tle of the Bulge. Launched in De­cem­ber 1944 and co­de­named ‘Wacht am Rhein’ by the Ger­man high com­mand, the Nazi of­fen­sive was a last, des­per­ate at­tempt to break through Al­lied lines and ret­cap­ture the vi­tal port of

An­twerp in Bel­gium.

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