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Pictures of Battle of the Bulge
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/war2.html ^

Posted on 05/04/2014 3:36:52 PM PDT by navysealdad

Breathtaking new photographs, including several vivid full-color images, offer a never-before-seen look at the war-weary soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge who fought through the frozen Ardennes Forest in a mountainous region of Belgium in the dead of winter.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: americansoldier; americansoldiers; heroes; wwii
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1 posted on 05/04/2014 3:36:52 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

Awesome! Thank you!


2 posted on 05/04/2014 3:40:12 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: navysealdad

Saw the DVD “Battle Of The Bulge” - toward the end it looked like they were fighting in a desert. No snow anywhere. Leave it to Hollyweird.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 3:43:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: SkyDancer

Worst war movie ever made!


4 posted on 05/04/2014 3:48:11 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

Agreed.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 3:49:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SamAdams76

They had chem-trails too?? /sarc


7 posted on 05/04/2014 3:50:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SamAdams76

Bump


8 posted on 05/04/2014 3:50:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SkyDancer
Actually, there was no snow at the beginning. Miserably wet.

I wondered how all those fox holes were dug in supposedly rock hard ground.

Watching some of the documentaries, one guy said the the Siberian Express moved in over night, and he woke up to one foot encased in solid ice, in what was a puddle a few hours earlier. He was a drummer, and refused to let them cut off his foot. He was lucky he recovered.

9 posted on 05/04/2014 3:50:28 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: SamAdams76

I could only imagine living in England during the Battle of Britain, and seeing the dogfights knowing literally what you were watching was going to determine the fate of your country.


10 posted on 05/04/2014 3:51:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SamAdams76

One of my students actually asked me if back in World War II, was everything in black and white.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 3:51:25 PM PDT by mware
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To: SampleMan

Yes, but it did point out the significance of sending chocolate cake to the troops.


12 posted on 05/04/2014 3:51:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SampleMan

It was a very good movie.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 3:51:57 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: navysealdad

Were the photos colorized? They had color film although the b&w was cheaper.


14 posted on 05/04/2014 3:52:31 PM PDT by quilterdebbie (We will endeavor to persevere!)
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To: Calvin Locke

The Band of Brothers episode almost makes you want to grab a coat, you literally feel the cold just watching it.


15 posted on 05/04/2014 3:52:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SamAdams76

When a thousand heavy bombers appear over your capital in one mission,It’s time to throw in the towel.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 3:53:48 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: navysealdad

Those pics are incredible.

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17 posted on 05/04/2014 3:54:27 PM PDT by Mears
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To: navysealdad

My Dad landed on Utah Beach. Thanks for posting. The 15 year old German was good.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 3:54:50 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: SkyDancer

One of the dumbest war movies ever made. It was filmed in Spain btw.


19 posted on 05/04/2014 3:56:02 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: Teacher317

Great pictures. I believe though, that the tanks in the first picture are M-36 Tank Destroyers.


20 posted on 05/04/2014 3:56:43 PM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo.)
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To: navysealdad

Thank you. My dad was there.


21 posted on 05/04/2014 3:57:54 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: navysealdad; skinkinthegrass; onedoug; 2ndDivisionVet; ConorMacNessa; zot; NKP_Vet; PROCON; ...

Thanks for the Battle of the Bulge photographs.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 4:00:06 PM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: dfwgator
On one of those bitter cold winter nights I recall my father saying, "At least it is not as cold at it was at the Bulge."

Dad had trouble with his feet, till the day he died. In '44 he got trench foot while in the artillery at Cassino. If not for pencillin he would have lost his feet

23 posted on 05/04/2014 4:01:42 PM PDT by mware
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To: SamAdams76

We can’t post Getty images. They are very pissy about copyrights.


24 posted on 05/04/2014 4:03:11 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: navysealdad

My dad had a story of his time on the edge of the Bulge. He was near the Colmar Pocket I believe it was called.

He was standing in a long chow line one day and as it wound past a truck that was parked in the area a few dozen yards from the chow line, some guys in line lifted the back flap to see what was in the truck. It was stacked with bodies of GIs. My dad said, “like cord wood…” and his voice would trail off as he repeated that.


25 posted on 05/04/2014 4:03:47 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: jmacusa

Figures. They should have filmed it in Norway or Alaska.


26 posted on 05/04/2014 4:07:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: mware
One of my students actually asked me if back in World War II, was everything in black and white.

I find that sadly not surprising...

27 posted on 05/04/2014 4:08:43 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SampleMan

I’m thinking Pearl Harbor of late was really really bad.


28 posted on 05/04/2014 4:08:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: navysealdad

Never forget the prayer that was ordered by General Patton. It was no done deal by our men alone.


29 posted on 05/04/2014 4:09:11 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: navysealdad

To my late Uncle Fred*, 84th. Infantry Division, 335th. Infantry Regiment, 3rd. Battalion , I Company. Marche, Belgium,Dec. 23-31,1944. Wounded in action Jan.3, 1945, Soy, Belgium. To them all. Thank you for my freedom.*(went to be with our Lord 10-29-2012).


30 posted on 05/04/2014 4:11:09 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: SkyDancer

The attack scenes in Pearl Harbor were ok, the rest stunk on ice.


31 posted on 05/04/2014 4:11:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yeah like slanted carrier decks, the captain calling for full speed ahead and as the camera panned back the bow anchor chain was down.


32 posted on 05/04/2014 4:12:44 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: ansel12

I’m what sense did you find it good?


33 posted on 05/04/2014 4:15:58 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: MCF

The Teli Savalis ride was an M18 Hellcat


34 posted on 05/04/2014 4:18:20 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Popman

Brother-in-law of mine was a teacher some years back.(high school) Had a student ask him, “WW2’’. Is that the one where we fought Hitler?’’ Like I say,the longer some kids are school the dumber they get.


35 posted on 05/04/2014 4:20:59 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: SampleMan

No it wasn’t. It was an M-24 Chaffe.


36 posted on 05/04/2014 4:21:53 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: Popman
Not as bad as when we took the students to Arlington.

One of the students wanted to know why they did not bury the people in alphabetical order.

37 posted on 05/04/2014 4:26:18 PM PDT by mware
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To: navysealdad

Ping for later


38 posted on 05/04/2014 4:31:12 PM PDT by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: jmacusa
Mind you I teach 12 year olds but the most bizarre comment I ever got from a student was again at Arlington.

We were walking up the hills towards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier when one of the kids stopped dead in their tracks and exclaimed, "So, that is where he is buried! I always wondered about that".

I looked around to see what famous person she was talking about, and there was a single word on the headstone, MOSES.

39 posted on 05/04/2014 4:31:44 PM PDT by mware
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40 posted on 05/04/2014 4:32:37 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: navysealdad
True story,

The neighbors son got expelled for laughing at the teacher, Why? She announced ' Today class we will be discussing World War Eleven ' ...

41 posted on 05/04/2014 4:38:34 PM PDT by virgil283 ('No king .... but King Jesus')
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To: real saxophonist

How is it good? Its an image of a constript whose life was terrribly damaged by war.


42 posted on 05/04/2014 4:40:18 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
*conscript
43 posted on 05/04/2014 4:41:03 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: jmacusa

I recall an open topped M18, but it’s so bad that I’d rather concede than watch it again to check


44 posted on 05/04/2014 4:52:53 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: virgil283

I had a jackass history teacher in 10th grade. The question was “where did the battle between the Monitor and Merrimac, (Virginia) take place”? The answer he wanted was “near Norfolk” because that is what the textbook said.

I had written “at Hampton Roads” and he marked it incorrect. I went to the library and got another book which gave the same answer as I gave. He refused to give me credit then after a few minutes just made up an excuse to give me a harsh paddling.

I was such an obedient student that I let him get away with it. Today I would have gone to the principal or if necessary the superintendent.


45 posted on 05/04/2014 4:55:39 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: mware

My dad was in Italy, 88th 351st Infantry. His CO, Captain Noon, was an excellent tactician. He would get them into position, figure enemy coordinates, fire; then he would get his men out before the Germans could figure out where they were firing from. Captain Noon didn’t lead from behind either; and was badly wounded on more than one occasion. A German officer shot him through the neck when he was already badly wounded and disabled. He was tough as nails, too, and survived anyway. They all were tough as nails.


46 posted on 05/04/2014 4:56:32 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks. These pictures give a pretty good idea of just how damn cold it was. A good friend who was there still has trouble with his feet because they were frozen.


47 posted on 05/04/2014 5:02:04 PM PDT by zot
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To: navysealdad

Great pictures. Thanks.


48 posted on 05/04/2014 5:17:02 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: navysealdad

Remember back about about ten years-ago-or-so, when when all of the nancy-boys in the media were wringing their hands that our troops couldn’t handle the ‘brutal’ Afghanistan winters?

What a bunch of cry-babies. Of course, none of them, have ever served.

They’re aliens. They live in a parallel universe. They’re not of us. They’re Americans in name only.


49 posted on 05/04/2014 5:23:04 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: navysealdad

Thank you for the post. My great-uncle, whom I never knew, was killed at the Battle of the Bulge at the age of 19. I look at pictures like this with great interest, always hoping that maybe there will be one of him.


50 posted on 05/04/2014 5:23:25 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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