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Dead of British VII Corps, Breaching the Siegfried Line. September 1944.

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US troops riding on the back of M4A2 Sherman tank and on foot cross the Siegfried Line into "old" Germany as the Anglo-American all-front attack in 1944 develops.

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American soldiers laugh at German propaganda leaflets that were fired into German lines on the Siegfried line front. | Location: Schalfenburg, Germany.

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Men of the American 7th Army pour through a breach in the Siegfried Line defenses, on their way to Karlsruhe, Germany on March 27, 1945.

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A German officer eats C-rations as he sits amid the ruins of Saarbrücken, a German city and stronghold along the Siegfried Line, in early spring of 1945.

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Two American soldiers look down on a long row of "dragon's teeth" concrete devices to halt invading tanks at the Siegfried Line. American troops move through a break in the vaunted defense line and pass into Germany. 09/15/44. (US Army Signal Corps photo)

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"Then came the big day when we marched into Germany--right through the Siegfried Line." US infantryman, early 1945.

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