The 121st US Army Infantry Division marching through Hürtgen during Thanksgiving 1944. An order was passed by command that EVERY man in the field should have a Thanksgiving meal…unknown to command was the fact that the Germans had their positions zeroed in with their artillery. Soon as the men received their food the Germans opened up and many many US Soldiers died.
Crowds of Parisians celebrating the entry of Allied troops into Paris scatter for cover as a sniper fires from a building on the place De La Concorde. Although the Germans surrendered the city, small bands of snipers still remained. August 26, 1944. (U.S. Army)
Captured in the battle of St. Lo, a group of Nazi prisoners are gathered on a French beach for transfer in the Coast Guards manned LST to England for internment. The group includes Poles, Austrians, and Czechs. They were willing prisoners, but express disappointment when they were sent to England instead of the United States.