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Sherman tanks mounted with 105-mm. howitzers open fire in a muddy field amid the Hürtgen Forest on November 17, 1944.

Sherman tanks mounted with howitzers open fire in a muddy field amid the Hürtgen Forest on November

SOLDIERS CROUCHING IN THE HUERTGEN FOREST

Crouching in the tangled underbrush beneath a fallen tree, a little band of U. infantrymen hears German shells crashing down in the woods nearby.

"Green Hell".The Battle of the Hürtgen Forest  Americans advance past the bodies of four Germans killed by a single grenade while firing a captured U.S. machine-gun.

The Battle of the Hürtgen Forest Americans advance past the bodies of four Germans killed by a single grenade while firing a captured U. machine-gun, photo, black and white, history, war.

During the Battle of the Bulge, GIs of the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division "Timberwolf Division", resting on the rails after combat in Düren, town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. 21 December 1944.

During the Battle of the Bulge: GIs of the Infantry Regiment, Infantry "Timberwolf Division", resting on the rails after combat in Düren, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

US soldiers of F Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division travel through the Hürtgen Forest near Hamich, Germany, during Operation Queen - 18 November 1944

Soldiers of Company F, Infantry Regiment, moving up into position in the Hürtgen Forest on november

Members of the US 1st Army guarding German prisoners, captured during winter fighting in the Ardennes forest offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge.

John Florea—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images German prisoners, some of them wearing coveralls for camouflage in the snow, are herded by Allied troops. (In close fighting, U. troops also used snow-camouflage suits.