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Vivid new Battle of the Bulge photos offer never-before-seen look....
Dailymail ^ | 12-17-11

Posted on 12/17/2011 5:48:40 PM PST by InvisibleChurch

Breath taking pics...

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TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: battleofthebulge
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1 posted on 12/17/2011 5:48:44 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

Amazing photos, InvisibleChurch. Can’t you just feel the cold?! It just looks bitterly cold.


2 posted on 12/17/2011 5:50:55 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

They are better men than me.


3 posted on 12/17/2011 5:52:31 PM PST by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: momtothree

That photo of Adolph looks like der Untergaang.


4 posted on 12/17/2011 5:52:35 PM PST by JosephMama (Who to choose, who to choose...)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Nice pix, very interesting. The one of the 15 year old German kid was actually very sad.


5 posted on 12/17/2011 5:53:22 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: momtothree

I didn’t see John Wayne in any of those photographs. What’s up with that?!?

BTW, were those photos colorized, or where they originally in color?


6 posted on 12/17/2011 5:53:38 PM PST by adorno (<)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Excellent post!


8 posted on 12/17/2011 5:54:25 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

My husband’s Uncle was there. He told family members that he was never so cold in his life and hoped he would never be cold again.


9 posted on 12/17/2011 5:55:18 PM PST by momtothree
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To: InvisibleChurch

Better than me too!


10 posted on 12/17/2011 5:56:14 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: svcw
The one of the 15 year old German kid was actually very sad.

Not really. The war was over for him and on much better terms than his counterparts on the Eastern Front faced.

Chances are good he went on to live a long and comfortable life in West Germany.

He might not have known it at the time but he was very fortunate.

11 posted on 12/17/2011 5:57:15 PM PST by Drew68
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To: momtothree
I had the privilege of speaking at length with a veteran who was in the seige of Bastogne. They had to pee on their weapons to get them to work, and had no winter uniforms. When I first asked him, he just got this look in his eye and said, "Yeah, Belgium. F*ing Belgium...it was sooo cold..."

Needless to say, he thought highly of George Patton and the Third Army.

12 posted on 12/17/2011 5:58:21 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: InvisibleChurch

Fascinating.


13 posted on 12/17/2011 5:59:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Hitler’s looking a little photoshopped there!


14 posted on 12/17/2011 5:59:36 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

for your file.


15 posted on 12/17/2011 5:59:45 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: InvisibleChurch

bookmark


16 posted on 12/17/2011 5:59:53 PM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

And I complain about shaving with cold water. One tough dude.


17 posted on 12/17/2011 6:01:49 PM PST by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

My brother-in-law’s father was in the march to relieve Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe. The only comment I ever heard about his march was that he ‘didn’t like Patton much.’

Too bad the men who experienced this wouldn’t talk about it much. My own father was a pilot instructor. He got orders to go overseas three times, but they were always rescinded. They were too desperate for instructors.


18 posted on 12/17/2011 6:02:15 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: momtothree

Thank you so much for this. My late father fought in this battle. I know it’s silly, but when I see pics/films from the BOTB, I always look at the faces to see if one of them might be him.


19 posted on 12/17/2011 6:03:12 PM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: InvisibleChurch

God bless these GI Joes forever.


21 posted on 12/17/2011 6:05:00 PM PST by TEXOKIE (... and Merry Christmas to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: InvisibleChurch; Kathy in Alaska

Kathyinalaska, I thought you might like to alert the canteen folks to this!


22 posted on 12/17/2011 6:07:28 PM PST by TEXOKIE (... and Merry Christmas to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: svcw

agreed. Devastating photo.

Battle of the Bulge photos are quite rare. In color - I’ve never seen any. Color was available at the time but you just rarely ever see them. They are not common at all.


23 posted on 12/17/2011 6:08:15 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: InvisibleChurch
Thanks for posting the pictures.

With regard to the picture with Hitler in it, the man on the far right standing and pointing at the map looks like Heinz Guderian.

24 posted on 12/17/2011 6:08:52 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: svcw

Those tears were tears of relief


25 posted on 12/17/2011 6:09:04 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: InvisibleChurch

There’s a photo there captioned “Exhausted...shows signs of fatigue.”

He doesn’t look fatigued to me. He looks highly dangerous!


26 posted on 12/17/2011 6:09:28 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: InvisibleChurch

Bookmark, Thanks for the thread.


27 posted on 12/17/2011 6:09:54 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day. +Merry Christmas to ALL FReepers.)
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To: momtothree

My grandfather lost one of his toes to frostbite and the hearing in one ear to German 88 mm fire in the Ardennes.


28 posted on 12/17/2011 6:10:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
/bump

Those pictures are incredible.

29 posted on 12/17/2011 6:10:54 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: JosephMama
That picture really reminds me of those Hitler parody on YouTube. Like this one: Hitler finds out that Rush Limbaugh won the Judge Dance Contest
31 posted on 12/17/2011 6:19:25 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car - he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Bulge


32 posted on 12/17/2011 6:19:30 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: InvisibleChurch; ntnychik; devolve; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000

Amazing pictures, thank you for posting. I always feel a ‘silence’ in my heart when I view these old war photos.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075565/Vivid-new-Battle-Bulge-photos-offer-seen-look-war-weary-soldiers-braving-frigid-weather-fight-Nazi-Germanys-major-offensive-World-War-II.html


33 posted on 12/17/2011 6:19:42 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: InvisibleChurch

The Greatest Generation


34 posted on 12/17/2011 6:21:14 PM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: central_va
That tank looks like an M26 Pershing heavy tank—definitely NOT a Sherman.
35 posted on 12/17/2011 6:21:47 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Having A Communist Joke In The White House Takes Graveyard Humor To New Heights.")
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To: InvisibleChurch
Different theater of war....but a must read is...

Unbroken..by Laura Hillenbrand

My dad was in the CBI (China/Burma/India)

36 posted on 12/17/2011 6:23:38 PM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: MaxMax

The day before I left for USAF basic training in 1960, my uncle came by the house. He’d never said anything about his war experiences before, but that afternoon he told me that he’d been in Belgium and France during that time with First Army Ordnance. Must’ve been pretty grim.


37 posted on 12/17/2011 6:23:50 PM PST by Ax
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To: Happy Rain

Definitely not Shermans.


38 posted on 12/17/2011 6:24:43 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

correct


39 posted on 12/17/2011 6:26:13 PM PST by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: InvisibleChurch; Homer_J_Simpson; CougarGA7
Outstanding pictures!
40 posted on 12/17/2011 6:28:12 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: svcw; InvisibleChurch
Nice pix, very interesting. The one of the 15 year old German kid was actually very sad

These pic's aren't new.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1876&dat=19670326&id=KXssAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bcwEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5816,4438263

41 posted on 12/17/2011 6:28:15 PM PST by fso301
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To: InvisibleChurch
Most excellent! May I interject this little known tidbit about the Battle of the bulge,and the amazing Col. Norman Vaughan

Wartime activities utilized his dog driving expertise. In 1942, during World War II, Norman Vaughan arrived with his six dogs aboard the USCGC Comanche to retrieve one of the two crashed B-17’s Norden bombsites from the 8-plane “Lost Squadron”; USNR LTjg Freddy Crockett (also a dog driver on Byrd’s First Expedition) with his dog teams had just rescued the 25 aviators from the ice who had gone down with the planes. (Later, from 1981 to 1992, Norman Vaughan returned to Greenland each summer to help locate all of the eight downed planes frozen under the ice; he also helped recover one of the “Lost Squadron” aircraft — the P-38, named “Glacier Girl”– which has since been restored and flown.) By 1943, the effort to utilize dogs for war purposes was shifted to command of Colonel Vaughan, North Atlantic Wing, Air Transport Command, Army Air Corp. He trained and equipped the search-and-rescue sled dog units to retrieve pilots and cargo from crashed aircraft. By the end of the war, at least 100 downed pilots were recovered.

In 1945, as the Battle of the Bulge was being fought and heavy snows blanketed the Western Front, Col. Vaughan argued for a month that dogs were the only transport that could rescue and return the wounded to the rear of the battle for medical treatment. Finally, General Patton issued the order “Send in the dogs.”

With impressive coordination, Vaughan quickly assembled 17 drivers and 209 dogs to a training camp in Maine, then deployed them to France. Because of administrative delays, the dogs did not arrive before the snows melted and so did not participate in the Battle; however, the operation proved the ease with which dog teams could be assembled and dispersed whenever the need arose. Dogs were used in this way until helicopters realized their full potential in the 1950’s and took over those functions. Later, beginning at age 72, he participated in thirteen 1100-mile long Iditarod sled dog races in Alaska, where his last finish was in 1990 at the age of 84.


42 posted on 12/17/2011 6:33:40 PM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Twotone

My cousin was there. His daughter married a German and his dad was there too. Different side though.


43 posted on 12/17/2011 6:33:53 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: svcw
the 15 year old German kid was actually very sad.

Yup, you just want to give the poor kid a hug.

44 posted on 12/17/2011 6:36:57 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: All

Sorry folks, these are copyrighted images from a source that has issued us a complaint. Do not post them here.


45 posted on 12/17/2011 6:42:09 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: CatherineofAragon

What is sort of amazing is in each of their faces, I am sure you see a bit of your Dad. I cannot imagine for one second what they went through. All of them heroes!


46 posted on 12/17/2011 6:42:31 PM PST by momtothree
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To: InvisibleChurch

The last surviving uncle of my childhood, my Uncle Fred, served with the 84th. Infantry Division, 3rd. Battalion , 335th. Infantry Regiment, I Company. He saw combat in and around Marche and Soy Belgium and was wounded in early January of 1945. He was hit pretty bad but he made it out there and back home again. Thanks Unc’ and God bless you. We won’t see the likes of men like this again.


47 posted on 12/17/2011 6:43:01 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

My husband’s Uncle said that it felt like even the core of your bones were frozen. When he got back home, he hated the Winter. (He loved it when he was a kid... some things stay with you forever)


48 posted on 12/17/2011 6:45:14 PM PST by momtothree
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To: InvisibleChurch
http://www.life.com/gallery/36632/battle-of-the-bulge-rare-unseen?iid=mostpopular-viewed#index/0
49 posted on 12/17/2011 6:46:41 PM PST by fso301
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To: svcw

yes it was. He was a kid like so many of our own. What a horror for ALL OF THEM.


50 posted on 12/17/2011 6:47:40 PM PST by cubreporter ( sh Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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