The Battle Of The Bulge Was Brutal For The Allied Forces

It’s at both a surprisingly relaxed and arresting image. Here you can see a U.S. Army soldier the moment he takes a German soldier as a POW during the Battle of the Bulge.

This battle was a major German offensive campaign launched in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg. The Allies were taken by surprise and the U.S. forces bore the brunt of the attack — in fact, the battle would see the highest casualties of the war. But Germany’s forces were also severely reduced on the western front.

 

Battle of the Bulge

 

Near Bastogne, Luxembourg Province, Belgium.

23-26 December 1944.

Image taken by Robert Capa.

Credit: Anti-Worlds