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Siegfried Line - Wikipedia, Nazi Bunkers on the Siegfried line

Siegfried Line - Wikipedia, Nazi Bunkers on the Siegfried line

Crossing the Seine and the advance to the Siegfried Line 24 August - December 1944: British soldiers lie on the banks of the Seine, giving their comrades covering fire during the crossing of the river near Vernon.

Crossing the Seine and the advance to the Siegfried Line 24 August - December British soldiers lie on the banks of the Seine, giving their comrades covering fire during the crossing of the river near Vernon.

"Taking a Break" November 18, 1944. Men of the 8th IR/4th ID resting in the forest near Schevenhütte

Private Maurice Berson, Sergeant Bernard Spurr, and Sergeant Harold Glessler (left to right)—three weary Infantrymen—take a brief rest on a slope in the Hürtgen Forest. Battle of Hürtgen Forest, WWII.

A convoy of British trucks under German artillery and mortar fire on the road between Son and Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 20 Sep 1944

[Photo] A convoy of British trucks under German artillery and mortar fire on the road between Son and Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 20 Sep 1944

Two British Airborne troops dug in, holding the Brigade Headquarters. 18 September 1944. After the main body failed to reach the bridge at Arnhem the remaining paras dug in around Oosterbeek and awaited the arrival of XXX Corps.

Two British airborne troops dug in at their brigade headquarters near Arnhem, Gelderland, the Netherlands, 18 Sep 1944

Troops of US 630th Tank Destroyer Battalion, all vehicles lost in combat, manning the front line near Bastogne, Belgium, 20 Dec 1944. (US Army Center of Military History).

[Photo] Troops of US 630th Tank Destroyer Battalion, all vehicles lost in combat, manning the front line near Bastogne, Belgium, 20 Dec 1944

[Photo] Troops of US Tank Destroyer Battalion, all vehicles lost in combat, manning the front line near Bastogne, Belgium, 20 Dec 1944

GI machine gun crew in action against German defenders in the streets of Aachen on 15 October 1944

US machine gun crew in Aachen, Germany, October (Note spent shells all around their position.) (Photo: US Army) Infantry Division

Men of the 4th Armoured Division, 3rd US Army, crossing a snow covered field near Bastogne.

The Allied Counter Attack 25 December 1944 - 28 January Men of the Armoured Division, US Army, cross a snow covered field near Bastogne. The American counter attack proceeded despite the particularly severe weather conditions.

A German pilot bails from his Focke-Wulf Fw 190Würger (Shrike) after it was struck by machine gun fire from a US fighter-bomber, Belgium - December 1944.

A German pilot bails from his Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger (Shrike) after it was struck by machine gun fire from a US fighter-bomber, Belgium - December

U.S. medics assist a wounded GI

Medics tend to the wounded in the Ardennes, at the Battle of the Bulge: Jan. Victory for the allied forces came at a heavy price: Nearly Americans were killed and tens of thousands more were wounded, missing, or captured.

Captured German Tiger II (Königstiger) tank with temporary U.S. markings. Note 88-mm gun with muzzle brake.  Datum	1944-1945  Quelle	http://www.history.army.mil/books/wwii/Siegfried/Siegfried%20Line/siegfried-ch22.htm#p531  Urheber	US military

Operation Queen - December 1944 Captured Tiger II with improvised US markings

British paratroopers in a C-47 transport plane, bound for Holland in Operation MARKET GARDEN, Sept 1944

British paratroopers in a transport plane, bound for Holland in Operation MARKET GARDEN, Sept 1944

ARDENNES OFFENSIVE 16 DECEMBER 1944 - 28 JANUARY 1945 (EA 48015)   German troops during the Ardennes Offensive in December 1944 - January 1945.

German troops during the Ardennes Offensive in December 1944 - January Belgium WWII

United States Army troops passing through dragon's teeth on the Siegfried Line in 1944.

American soldiers crossing on his section of the front line of defence of The Siegfried Line at the German border. Siegfried line consisted of anti-tank obstacles, concrete, trenches and Pillbox points.

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