December 15, 1944 the Ardennes Forest in Belgium pretty much looked like this.
Twenty-four hours later the area was a killing ground as 20 plus German divisions slammed into 4 American Divisions. Today, we call it the Battle of the Bulge.
A friend of mine fought here.
Hitler wanted to fight the Americans instead of the British because he regarded the Americans as soft. So, 18 and 19 year old kids met the Panzertruppen. Want to know who won? The next photo says it all.
Say hello to Joey Holmes from Cumberland, Maryland.