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German Soldier Urging Comrades Forward During the Battle of the Bulge - This is after the "battle" or "ambush" at Poteau.  KG Hansen intercepted a US cavalry screen and wiped it out.  For propaganda purposes the event was immediately re-enacted by the KG.  Then actual pictures of the aftermath and staged pictures like these were intermingled to make very realistic sequence of pictures.

German Soldier Urging Comrades Forward During the Battle of the Bulge

German Soldier Urging Comrades Forward (toward Americans!) During the Battle of the Bulge

A German soldier blinded by a booby trap, Battle of the Bulge, Hürtgen Forest, Germany, World War II, December 1944. (Photo by Tony Vaccaro/Getty Images)

A German soldier blinded by a booby trap, Battle of the Bulge, Hürtgen Forest, Germany, December

Captured German Infiltrator, Bulge, 1944

Captured German Infiltrator, Bulge, 1944 these German soldiers wearing GI uniforms were summarily shot. They caused havoc behind allied lines.

A German soldier surrenders to an American at gunpoint. Ardennes, 1944. Robert Capa

historicaltimes: “ Wehrmacht soldier surrendering to an American infantryman - Battle of The Bulge, Ardennes, Robert Capa ”

The Battle of the Bulge 16 December 1944 - 28 January 1945: German infantry advancing during the Battle of the Bulge; two soldiers pass a burning US Army vehicle. The soldier in the foreground is a teenager. His comrade following appears to be much older. By the end of 1944, German manpower was in desperate shortage.

EA The Battle of the Bulge 16 December 1944 - 28 January German infantry advancing during the Battle of the Bulge; two soldiers pass a burning US Army vehicle

A German soldier of the 246th Volksgrenadier Division looks through binoculars during the Battle of the Bulge. He is equipped with the StG 44 assault rifle.

A leader of a foot patrol observes American frontline positions in the Hürtgen Forest, November 1944

Photos -- many of which never ran in LIFE magazine -- from the final, failed German offensive on the Western Front in World War II.

vintage everyday: Rare Images of the Battle of the Bulge - WWII Army GIs search for German paratroopers during the Battle of the Bulge, December

June 6th, 1944 D-Day - Soldiers taking direct hits from a German machine gunner as the ramp drops down for  unloading.

CAVEAT: This is not a genuine wartime photograph taken on D-Day. It is simply a frame from the fictional movie SAVING PRIVATE RYAN converted to black-and-white.

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