World War II

U.S. Battle of the Bulge veterans, front row, listen to the U.S. national anthem during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge at the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. The Battle of the Bulge, also called Battle of the Ardennes, took place between Dec. 1944 and Jan. 1945 and was the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 16, 2019 - 9:12 am
BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Side by side, the Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most important battles in World War II — the Battle of the Bulge, which stopped Adolf Hitler's last-ditch offensive to turn the tide of the war. At dawn on Dec. 16, 1944,...
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U.S. Battle of the Bulge veterans, front row, listen to the U.S. national anthem during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge at the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. The Battle of the Bulge, also called Battle of the Ardennes, took place between Dec. 1944 and Jan. 1945 and was the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 16, 2019 - 6:53 am
BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Side by side, the Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most important battles in World War II — the Battle of the Bulge, which stopped Adolf Hitler's last-ditch offensive to turn the tide of the war. At dawn on Dec. 16, 1944,...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, A U.S. Army World War II Sherman tank sits on the hillside outside the Remember Museum 39-45 in Thimister-Clermont, Belgium. In the bucolic, verdant hills which were once among the worst killing grounds of WWII Marcel and Mathilde Schmetz have shared coffee and cake with countless veterans, telling stories that span generations. Veterans of the WWII Battle of the Bulge are heading back to mark, perhaps the greatest battle in U.S. military history, when 75-years ago Hitler launched a desperate attack deep through the front lines in Belgium and Luxembourg to be thwarted by U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo
December 16, 2019 - 6:36 am
BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Side by side, the Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most important battles in World War II — the Battle of the Bulge, which stopped Adolf Hitler's last-ditch offensive to turn the tide of the war. At dawn on Dec. 16, 1944,...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, A U.S. Army World War II Sherman tank sits on the hillside outside the Remember Museum 39-45 in Thimister-Clermont, Belgium. In the bucolic, verdant hills which were once among the worst killing grounds of WWII Marcel and Mathilde Schmetz have shared coffee and cake with countless veterans, telling stories that span generations. Veterans of the WWII Battle of the Bulge are heading back to mark, perhaps the greatest battle in U.S. military history, when 75-years ago Hitler launched a desperate attack deep through the front lines in Belgium and Luxembourg to be thwarted by U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo
December 16, 2019 - 4:04 am
BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Royalty, U.S. and European Union top officials are attending ceremonies to mark the 75th anniversary of one of the most important battles in World War II — the Battle of the Bulge, which stopped Adolf Hitler's last-ditch offensive to turn the tide of the war. At dawn on Dec...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, U.S. Battle of the Bulge veteran Arthur Jacobson, left, and his family have a lunch in the dining room of Remember Museum 39-45 directors Marcel and Mathilde Schmetz in Thimister-Clermont, Belgium. In the bucolic, verdant hills which were once among the worst killing grounds of WWII Marcel and Mathilde Schmetz have shared coffee and cake with countless veterans, telling stories that span generations. Veterans of the WWII Battle of the Bulge are heading back to mark, perhaps the greatest battle in U.S. military history, when 75-years ago Hitler launched a desperate attack deep through the front lines in Belgium and Luxembourg to be thwarted by U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 15, 2019 - 3:00 pm
THIMISTER-CLERMONT, Belgium (AP) — As a schoolboy three quarters of a century ago, Marcel Schmetz would regularly see open trucks rumble past to a makeshift American cemetery — filled with bodies, some headless, some limbless, blood seeping from the vehicles onto the roads that the U.S. soldiers...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, a World War II model plane with navigation maps and a photograph are displayed at the Remember Museum 39-45 in Thimister-Clermont, Belgium. The museum houses countless World War II objects, but it's most important collection are stories and photos of those who served in World War II, mostly during the Battle of the Bulge. Veterans of the WWII Battle of the Bulge are heading back to mark, perhaps the greatest battle in U.S. military history, when 75-years ago Hitler launched a desperate attack deep through the front lines in Belgium and Luxembourg to be thwarted by U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 15, 2019 - 11:12 am
THIMISTER-CLERMONT, Belgium (AP) — As a schoolboy three quarters of a century ago, Marcel Schmetz would regularly see open trucks rumble past to a makeshift American cemetery — filled with bodies, some headless, some limbless, blood seeping from the vehicles onto the roads that the U.S. soldiers...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, a World War II model plane with navigation maps and a photograph are displayed at the Remember Museum 39-45 in Thimister-Clermont, Belgium. The museum houses countless World War II objects, but it's most important collection are stories and photos of those who served in World War II, mostly during the Battle of the Bulge. Veterans of the WWII Battle of the Bulge are heading back to mark, perhaps the greatest battle in U.S. military history, when 75-years ago Hitler launched a desperate attack deep through the front lines in Belgium and Luxembourg to be thwarted by U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 15, 2019 - 3:43 am
THIMISTER-CLERMONT, Belgium (AP) — As a schoolboy three quarters of a century ago, Marcel Schmetz would regularly see open trucks rumble past to a makeshift American cemetery — filled with bodies, some headless, some limbless, blood seeping from the vehicles onto the roads that the U.S. soldiers...
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In this Jan. 6, 1945 file photo, American tanks wait on the snowy slopes in Bastogne,Belgium. It was 75 years ago that Hitler launched his last desperate attack to turn the tide for Germany in World War II. At first, German forces drove so deep through the front line in Belgium and Luxembourg that the month-long fighting came to be known as The Battle of the Bulge. When the Germans asked one American commander to surrender, the famous reply came: “Nuts!" By Christmas, American troops had turned the tables on the Germans. Veterans are heading and on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 when they will mix with royalty and dignitaries to mark perhaps the greatest battle in U.S. military history. (AP Photo, File)
December 13, 2019 - 8:43 am
BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Arthur Jacobson was seeking cover in the snow behind a tank moving slowly through the wooded hills of Belgium's Ardennes, German bullets whizzing by. That was when he lost his best friend and Bazooka team partner to sniper fire. “They couldn't hit him, he shouted,"...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 photo, World War II and Battle of the Bulge veteran Arthur Jacobson, from Port St. Lucie, Florida, poses in front of a World War II vehicle at the Remember Museum 39-45 in Thimister-Clermont, Belgium. It was 75 years ago that Hitler launched his last desperate attack to turn the tide for Germany in World War II. At first, German forces drove so deep through the front line in Belgium and Luxembourg that the month-long fighting came to be known as The Battle of the Bulge. When the Germans asked one American commander to surrender, the famous reply came: “Nuts!" By Christmas, American troops had turned the tables on the Germans. Veterans are heading back this weekend and on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 when they will mix with royalty and dignitaries to mark perhaps the greatest battle in U.S. military history. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 13, 2019 - 4:12 am
BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Arthur Jacobson was seeking cover in the snow behind a tank moving slowly through the wooded hills of Belgium's Ardennes, German bullets whizzing by. That was when he lost his best friend and Bazooka team partner to sniper fire. “They couldn't hit him, he shouted,"...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 photo, World War II and Battle of the Bulge veteran Arthur Jacobson, from Port St. Lucie, Florida, poses in front of a World War II vehicle at the Remember Museum 39-45 in Thimister-Clermont, Belgium. It was 75 years ago that Hitler launched his last desperate attack to turn the tide for Germany in World War II. At first, German forces drove so deep through the front line in Belgium and Luxembourg that the month-long fighting came to be known as The Battle of the Bulge. When the Germans asked one American commander to surrender, the famous reply came: “Nuts!" By Christmas, American troops had turned the tables on the Germans. Veterans are heading back this weekend and on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 when they will mix with royalty and dignitaries to mark perhaps the greatest battle in U.S. military history. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 13, 2019 - 3:50 am
BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Arthur Jacobson was seeking cover in the snow behind a tank moving slowly through the wooded hills of Belgium's Ardennes, German bullets whizzing by. That was when he lost his best friend and Bazooka team partner to sniper fire. “They couldn't hit him, he shouted,"...
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