Photograph taken from a Captured Nazi Shows German Troops Rushing Cross a Belgian Road
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Original caption: This photo from a captured Nazi shows German troops rushing across a Belgian road blocked with vehicles and armor during the enemy attack against the American Army which began Dec. 16th, 1944. Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force announced Dec. 23rd that a German armored column had reached the area of Marche and cut the Marche-Hotton Road. Hotton is 26 miles due south of Liege on the river Our the and Marche, 6 miles southwest of Hotton is 38 miles west of the Germany-Luxembourg border. More than 4,000 allied bombers and fighters blasted the Germans in and behind the battle area Dec. 23rd. Major aerial battles developed as the Luftwaffe came up in strength and 178 Nazi planes were shot down, 22 more probably downed, 29 damaged and 9 destroyed on the ground. American ground forces cut into the lower flank of the German penetration due north of Luxembourg at Mersch. Undated.
|Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. 12/17/1942-9/15/1945|
|National Archives and Records Administration|
|National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures|