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.
Near Bastogne, Luxembourg Province, Belgium.
23-26 December 1944.
Image taken by Robert Capa.