Nearby, Private Mack Barkley did the same, slitting a 20mm gunner’s throat then grabbed a German panzerschrek and put two rockets into another armored vehicle before being wounded in action. The 504th saw near-continuous action for almost five months following the devastating battle of Cheneux. Closeups of American GIs dashing from building to building and firing from improvised shelter. That strategic victory came at a terrible cost. This line consists of a company of US infantry manning a roadblock, a company of Engineers, and, once again, that pesky company of Tank Destroyers. The 82nd Airborne reached the battlefield only two days before after a wild drive up from France. After delaying further German advance, through the Ardennes, on September 16th, American troops are forced back and seen leaving , in trucks and Sherman tanks, from Bastogne, past a road leading to Martelange. German soldiers riding in a streamlined Volkswagen Kübelwagen. To the south, at Cheneux, the Waffen-SS troops seized two bridges, crossed the Ambleve and prepared to drive on. Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and Great Lakes speaker. The 82nd’s 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment reached the front and its regimental commander, Colonel Tucker, realized the gravity of the situation. Charlie had three officers, forty men left. He was killed not long afterward by German Soldier he thought was an American. Though in the midst of battle, some of the Americans–Lt. Dead bodies of Belgian civilians being placed in large common grave . Mary and her husband, Wesley, operated the St. Ignace News as well as the Mackinac Island Town Crier. Soldier speaks into a walkie-talkie. After graduating, he became Executive Chef and General Manager at H2O in Battle Creek, Michigan, and then Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director at Moose Ridge in South Lyon, Michigan. Several gather and smoke American cigarettes. Next are series of rapidly changing battle scenes showing American troops in house to house combat near houses and stores of towns, moving through smoke and mist, one throwing a hand grenade into an apartment building, helping one another move through buildings, setting off explosives, communicating on a field telephone, moving through burning rubble, and running across snow around industrial buildings. The Battle of Elsenborn Ridge was the only sector of the American front lines during the Battle of the Bulge where the Germans failed to advance. Several truck-mounted launchers firing their rocket barrages. U.S. loses 78 thousand troops. Four hundred yards across that dead space, two companies of elite SS panzergrenadiers waited for them. Terms & Conditions     |     German infantry, walk past barrel of destroyed Allied tank. Corpsmen moving on to a new battlefield. The assault at Cheneux represents one of the most heroic and determined in the U.S. Army’s history. German soldier in an open single seat courier car spattered with mud. Narrator offers closing public service war propaganda message: "If you have a War Job, Stick to it" and " If you Haven't, Get one!". Mortar round rained down on the Americans. Change of scene to German tank destroyer moving; Panzer IV tanks firing 7.5 cm KwK 37 L/24 guns; and troops riding on a Tiger tank ( Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. View from Allied warplane as bombs explode on the ground below. Quebec, eastern province of Canada. On the left, Charlie Company ran into multiple barbed wire fences. The 504th Parachute Infantry advancing to another assembly point prior to an assault on German positions near Heersbach during the final days of the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945. They hurdled the barbed wire fences, 20mm flak rounds savaging their ranks. Sprinting through the fusilade, Walsh was seriously wounded in the hand. (museum stop), Cheneaux and Werbormont. Cheneux had to be seized and the river used as the main defensive line against further German armored thrusts. The photo was taken at Odrimont, Belgium a couple weeks after the Battle of Cheneux on January 6, 1945. Closeup of German soldier smoking captured American cigarette. An engineer notching a tree beside a road. Army trucks entering a town. It blew up as the M36’s killed its fleeing crew. The panzergrenadiers, overwhelmed in their trenches by the desperate American assault, gave ground. View from British "Wasp" flame-throwing Bren-gun carrier, as it fires and resulting inferno of fires. Title: Letter signed Edw. Command fell to the XO, who pressed the attack forward. American soldiers load rockets into a truck-mounted launcher. Newspaper headline reads: "Russians Smash Last Nazi Line." Staff Sergeant Walsh was seen climbing onto a German tank and–in true Hollywood fashion–dropping a grenade on the crew from the track commander’s hatch. Brief glimpse of German Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt,commander of the German Army Command in the West. Welcome to our live broadcast. View from above of a B-24 Liberator bomber in flight. That strategic victory came at a terrible cost. One,injured, is carried by friends in a wooden cart. The 504th’s action at Cheneux played a major role in blunting the main armored spearhead on the northern sector of the Battle of the Bulge. A column of British troops, marching on tree-lined road, enters outskirts of Antwerp, as local people cheer them. Holding the spoon in place, he charged toward a German 20mm flak half track and chucked the grenade onto its bed. American troops patrol in snow covered wooded areas. Aerial view of a formation of British Hawker Typhoon fighter bombers in flight. Meanwhile, the vehicle crews found themselves surrounded by paratroops willing to do just about anything to knock their guns out. More troops on vehicles of all kinds moving into a town. Close-ups of him smoking a cigar. Three hours into the fight, one of the 504th’s senior officers discovered that the two M36 Jackson Tank Destroyers assigned to the assault waves had not gone forward. maxhightForP2 = 17512; more Hide. Views of the troops being greeted in the city itself. These men exemplified the best tradition of American combat arms and proved that man-to-man, the Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne were more than the measure of the Waffen-SS. A bazooka fired out a building window strikes a tank, which is seen burning. See more ideas about bulge, battle, ardennes. Getting across the Ambleve River was a key step toward the Meuse, but furious counter-attacks by the 30th Infantry Division had stopped Peiper’s spearhead at Stoumont. Mar 27, 2014 - The Battle Creek Cereal City. German soldiers looking at formation of American C-47 aircraft overhead. While the 10st Airborne stuck it out in Bastogne, elsewhere, in a less remembered battle the 82nd Airborne, were engaged in the struggle for another critical town – Cheneaux. Engineers place land mines into holes in a road outside of Elsenborn. Skies streaked with contrails and dog fights between American and German airplanes. Surprised, the lead Jackson’s crew trained their turret on the track–only to have their 90mm gun barrel smack the German vehicle. View from Allied bomber dropping bombs that strike ground with many explosions. Nothing went right at first. View from a B-17 in flight with others creating thick contrails at high altitude. Pilot and copilot in cockpit of a bomber in flight. U.S. airborne troops take Cheneaux town in Belgium during World War II. Animated map of German advance depicts the so-called "Bulge" extending 60 miles into Allied territory. Views from a long distance of other flame-throwers firing across the stream. The sight of his men being slaughtered in the 400 yard kill zone proved too much for him. U.S. Army troops of the American 2nd Infantry Division withdrawing in trucks towards Elsenborn, Belgium, as the German offensive gains ground. Smith was killed soon after while leading the remains of his platoon. Each company went in with four waves of men with fifty yards of space between each wave. On the way to Bastogne stop in “Parkers Crossroads”, Manhay and Houffalize to see the tanks and memorials. A huge explosion takes place near an American crew manning a heavy gun pointing point blank with zero elevation. Related Videos. Featured Collections | A captured panzerschrek under investigation by U.S. troops at St. Corporal Harold Stevenson tried to knock it out with a bazooka, but the Puma’s gunners cut him down. The two companies of SS panzergrenadiers lost half their men and began to pull back against the Ambleve to defend the two bridges. As the track burned, one of the Luftwaffe gunners jumped clear, only to be cut down by O’Neil’s Model 1911 Colt .45. American soldiers jammed together atop a Sherman tank parked at a checkpoint. American GIs on the ground cheer as they watch. +("World War 2" "world war II") battle archive HD stock video footage clips and photos. 1-504th’s machine gun teams suffered catastrophic losses. The LTC stormed over to a platoon of 60mm mortars and ordered the men there to start dropping rounds on the tankers if they did not move forward. Glimpse from inside, of a German soldier firing an Mg34 model machine gun out a building window. Our images are from the historical collections of the Archives of Michigan and printed on archival velvet paper. Les Cheneaux Community Library 75 Hodeck St. Cedarville MI. He went berzerk, suffering a mental breakdown and a few of his surviving men had to physically restrain him. Christmas season in Belgium’s Ardennes Forest. Illustrated map shows national flags delineating battle fronts and the German breakout (Bulge in the line) aiming toward Antwerp Harbor through Liege. View from rear of German prisoners walking under guard with hands resting on their heads. It has become part of the long and proud legacy of the 82nd Airborne– a legacy that our current generation has added to on the battlefields of the Global War on Terror. Rene Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher, generally regarded as the founder of modern Western philosophy. Battle of the Bulge Part of World War II Within days of that withdrawal, the division returned the offensive and played a key role in the American counter-punch that regained in January all the ground lost in December. Private First Class Daniel Del Grippo of 2nd Platoon Charlie earned a Distinguished Service Cross for knocking out an MG-42 nest, then tommy-gunning a flak track’s 20mm crew. The majority of the islands are within the Great Lakes. As the Jacksons neared the town, a German half track roared right at them. American military police checking credentials of some refugees as they leave. Vehicles of United States convoy wrecked and burning along road, as German troops advance past the burning vehicles. Stunned at this collision with an American AFV, the half track crew bailed out while the Jackson’s driver backed up far enough to allow his gunner to put an HE shell into the German rig. Avalon Santa Catalina Island California USA, Heart Mountain, Wyoming, United States USA, Pavuvu Island Russell Islands Solomon Islands. Other paras surged into the German trenches and foxholes, clubbing the panzergrenadiers with rifle butts and  beating them with bare fists. Glimpse of German officer walking with a soldier at the front, with background engulfed in flames.. U.S. Army engineers carry boxes of TNT inside German-built pillbox fortifications and and blow them up. Piles of fuel, gas, and diesel cans are seen on fire at a fuel dump near Stavelot, Belgium, where soldiers of Company A, 526th Armored Infantry Battalion, are destroying the fuels to keep them out of the hands of German forces advancing on the town. Highlighted places include the River Meuse, Bastogne,and Liege. By the end of the night assault, the 1-504 secured half of Cheneux. :33 The battle centered on the Elsenborn Ridge east of Elsenborn, Belgium in the Ardennes forest. She was born May 4, 1951, in Detroit to Michael and Ro Struggling through the indirect, the first waves crawled to the barbed wire fences. Several German soldiers hunker under a knocked out Allied tank, as a German Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer light tank destroyer passes their position. View on ground of shells and bombs exploding in wooded area and low level black flak clouds. Its capital, Quebec city, is the oldest city in Canada. He withdrew to La Gleize to await relief that never came. December 24th, clearing weather allowed some Allied air support to aid the troops. Dramatic camera shakes are seen during some of the nearby explosions. AWARD WINNER. Milfoil in the Les Cheneaux Islands. License Agreement | Individual soldiers running for shelter as Medical Corpmen carry wounded on litter the opposite way. Bates [Edward Bates], Attorney General's Office, Washington, to Master Onward Bates, Cheneaux, December 13, 1862 . By the end of the first night of the Battle of Cheneux, Bravo company had twenty men standing, no officers. FAQs - How to Order | First Platoon Bravo made it into the west side of Cheneux with twelve men standing. American troops in retreat and burning and destroying war materiel that could not be brought with them. The battle of the bulge in Ardennes, Belgium, 1944, in World War II, Battle of the Ardennes and Battle of the Bulge, in World War II, U.S. Army employs delaying tactics to slow German advance during Battle of the Bulge in World War II. An animated map shows German counter offensive through Belgium and Luxemburg on September 4, 1944. German soldiers advancing. The Peiper’s panzergrenadiers represented the best troops left to Nazi Germany. Late that night, a few of the survivors of 1-504th’s attack reached Cheneux’s picturesque church on the south side of town. Another newspaper headline reads: "40 Jap Ships Sunk." She was 69. He is known for his epistemological foundationalism as expressed in the cogito (‘I think, therefore I am’), his metaphysical dualism, and his rationalism based on innate ideas of mind, matter, and God. 11. Others insert explosives and string wire to detonate the charges and create road blocks. United States. The Germans had them zeroed. Battle of the Bulge and U.S. stand at Bastogne during World War II . Mentions the Battle of Fredericksburg. German Tiger tanks, troops, and artillery in action against Americans. On 1st Platoon, Bravo’s section of the front, Staff Sergeant Walsh had his men prep grenades for him (he couldn’t pull the pins out with his wounded hand). Led by Lt. Howard Kemble, a light machine gun platoon leader whose men were thrown into the assault as reinforcements, the small band of Americans opened the church’s front doors and found an elderly priest presiding over a congregation of terrified, traumatized civilians. They carry axes, shovels and similar tools along with their weapons. B). Ultimately, his kampfgruppe was surrounded and virtually destroyed. Vandaag speel ik Fortnite seizoen 2 in Chapter 2! Out of ammunition, he drew his combat knife, jumped onto the back of the vehicle and killed the three man gun crew. The battalion’s .30 caliber machine guns did their best to suppress the Germans, but the American gunners didn’t stand a chance in the face of so much firepower. U.S. Army Air Forces P-47 aircraft overhead, break out of formation and dive to attack German ground targets. American aircraft bombing German positions after weather clears. Brooks has a solution up in the air. U.S. soldiers captured. A walk through the Head field at Deux Cheneaux, adjacent to the Johno Creek reservoir, is the type of setting that makes for a memorable outdoor adventure in the ACE Basin. Frozen dead bodies of U.S. soldiers, victims of the Malmedy massacre, some with hands and feet tied, being placed army truck. Les Cheneaux is now home to a historical marker honoring Leopold’s time in Les Cheneaux. A moment later, they slipped back out into the fight where Lt. Kemble led the men into a bayonet charge. The Battle of Elsenborn Ridge refers to the northernmost German attacks during the Battle of the Bulge; the area from Elsenborn Ridge itself to Monschau was the only sector of the American front line attacked during the Battle of the Bulge where the Germans failed to advance. About Us | They waited for the two tank destroyers assigned to attack, but the LT in charge of them refused to move forward, arguing his M36 Jacksons were no match for the German armor on the other side of the open ground. Lake Invaders Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes William Rapai. The American paratroopers moved swiftly through the darkness, their speed and effort keeping the bitter cold at bay. Thrown into the path of Kampfgruppe Peiper, the men of the 82nd had no time to get oriented, lacked winter clothing and carried nothing heavier than bazooka rocket launchers. One soldier calling for a medic. U.S. airborne troops take Cheneaux town in Belgium during World War II. Kemble received a posthumous Silver Star for his actions. Five of eight supporting the initial night assault into Cheneux were wiped out by German counter-fire. William Herries was born on January 14, 1501, son of Andrew Herries and Nicola Home. Large explosions seen. Captured panzerschreks were sometimes used against the Germans since they proved more effective than American bazookas. Sergeant Edwin Clements reached one of the flak tracks. Animated map showing disposition of Allied and opposing German forces in Belgium during World War II. It is situated 4km from the region of Cheneaux Island and Lake Huron. The panzergrenadiers had to be driven back across the Ambleve and their bridgehead destroyed. They barely made it into the open terrain when the Germans opened fire with every barrel. Glimpse of women and children and aged folks, in Belgium, frightened by the goings on. Infantry moving through a forest. U.S. 1st Battalion returns from the front line as 2nd Battalion moves up in Cheneaux, Belgium during World War II. Several different views of the aircraft firing and smoke rising from the ground. Two U.S. soldiers silhouetted against the snow as place a wounded buddy in a sheltered spot. Fire and smoke rise from U.S. tanks, jeeps and trucks. In the days that followed the Battle of Cheneux, the 82nd Airborne Division fought against no fewer than three Waffen-SS Divisions, only retreating after General Bernard Law Montgomery ordered them to do so. The weapon detonated beside the 20mm gun, wiping the crew out. A U.S. Army Air Corps B-25 bomber in flight. See this casino . Through thick woods they’d captured earlier that day, they would soon break out into flat, open ground broken only by rows of heavy barbed wire fences. Others followed suit. The next day, the 504th’s 3rd battalion joined the fight and finished the job, clearing the town and forcing the Germans across the Ambleve in bitter fighting. The vehicle had been taking out the battalion’s heavy weapons crews, but now it shifted fire on the advancing paras. Welkom bij de Gerlaenco Fortnite Battle Royale Livestream! View of destroyed steel bridge across the Maas (Meuse) river with several British troops wading in water nearby. Bravo Company 1-504 formed the right wing of the assault, while Charlie was the left. On the right, 1st platoon Bravo Company’s commander, 2nd Lt. Richard Smith and Staff Sergeant William Walsh stood up in the tracer-light night and urged their men to charge. Its major metropolis, Montreal, is … The St. Ignace News and Les Cheneaux Islands Weekly Wave 359 Reagon Street, PO Box 277, Saint Ignace, MI 49781 | Telephone (906) 643-9150 | Facsimile (906) 643-9122 News hightForP2 = 330 One of them, with a belt of ammunition around his neck, is Hans Tragarsky aka Walter Armbrusch. British troops running beside the Scheldt river at Antwerp on September 4, 1944, as huge explosions occur in the river behind them. There is a spiritual battle taking place right now and we need to be aware of it we need. They rumbled up the main road into Cheneux, the fighting raging in chaotic clumps on either side without any clear front line remaining. By the end of the first night of the Battle of Cheneux, Bravo company had twenty men standing, no officers. Saturday October 2 (B) All day touring 101st Airborne battle engagement sites with local guide, ending with The Americans, caught against the barbed wire, out in the open without support, were cut down relentlessly. See the woods and water that surely formed Leopold’s early impressions of the natural world. Privacy Policy©2021 CriticalPast LLC. Knives and Bayonets Against the Waffen-SS: America’s Opponents; The View from the Other Side. The 504th’s action at Cheneux played a major role in blunting the main armored spearhead on the northern sector of the Battle of the Bulge. They clung to their foothold and awaited reinforcement. The M36 Jackson sported a 90mm gun, the largest and most powerful anti-tank weapon to be widely employed by the U.S. Army in WWII. Panzers, flak wagons and mortars concentrated on those support by fire positions and took out five of the eight machine gun crews before the night was over. Equipped with Tiger II heavy tanks, Panther medium tanks, self propelled guns and half tracks, Peiper’s kampfgruppe was supposed to lead the way to the Meuse River in the opening days of the German Ardennes offensive. Advanced Search | CRITICALPAST.COM: Website Terms & Conditions | 11177 E Michigan Ave 49014 Battle Creek. Contact Us | Men of the 82nd moving into forward positions on December 20, 1944. Glimpses of derricks in the Antwerp port and a ship under construction in a shipyard. Closeup view of one firing with fires burning on the opposite shore. The 2nd Annual Aldo Leopold Festival is scheduled for May 13-15 in the Les Cheneaux Islands, centered around the communities of Cedarville and Hessel. She was 69. The Battle of the Bulge (also known as the Ardennes Offensive and the Von Rundstedt Offensive to the Germans) (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive (die Ardennenoffensive), launched toward the end of World War II through the densely forested Ardennes mountain region of Wallonia in Belgium, hence its French name (Bataille des Ardennes), and France … Scene shifts to British forces moving in from further North, through the snow. In the past two years, Lake Huron rose through the floorboards of … A German 20mm flak half track. Glimpse of aircraft contrails. Narrator cautions against complacency, reminding of 78 thousand American soldiers lost during the Christmas holiday, in 1944. The fighting devolved into vicious man-t0-man battles to the death. The Germans find themselves facing the Americans' last line of defense anchored on a quartet of villages: Stoumont, Cheneaux, Targnon, and Habiemont. U.S. 2nd Battalion soldiers on muddy road speak to Chaplain and hold short services just before moving up to relieve 1st Battalion soldiers. My Lightboxes | As the attack neared the west side of town, Charlie’s lead elements ran into a Puma armored car equipped with a short barreled 75mm infantry support gun. General Eisenhower talks with soldiers. U.S. 504th paratrooper Walt Hughes at Cheneux after the night assault. See more ideas about battle creek, cereal city, creek. Artillery soon followed. Demanding an explanation, the airborne lieutenant colonel was outraged to hear a young LT explain how his tracks didn’t stand a chance against the German panzers defending the town. Twenty of them were killed in hand-to-hand fighting as the others fell back into Cheneux’s buildings. Surrounded by the Les Cheneaux Islands and Lake Huron, DeTour’s Botanical Gardens add a burst of color to the easternmost tip of the Upper Peninsula. Fiercely loyal to the Reich, they fought with tremendous intensity and determination with the best equipment in the world. Suddenly, yellow glowing 20mm anti-aircraft shells streaked overhead, exploding among the troops. U.S. troops entrenched in deep snow. License Agreement     |     Captured 88mm gun being fired by Allied forces. Troops of 504th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division take Cheneaux town in Belgium during World War II. Charlie penetrated the town, fighting room to room with the panzer grenadiers inside the buildings while simultaneously battling the Luftwaffe’s flak tracks in the streets. Historic HD videos of +("World War 2" "world war II") battle from CriticalPast are … German troops riding through forest over light snow on a King Tiger tank. ... Spencer Hoffmann is a graduate from the Les Cheneaux Culinary Schools 2016-2017 class. Without artillery or armor, the paratroopers attacked anyway. Another reads: "3rd Army Deep in Germany." : 33 The battle centered on the boomerang-shaped Elsenborn Ridge east of Elsenborn, Belgium. The deadliest machine gun of World War II, the German MG42. Germans smash into the U.S. First Army positions along a 45 mile front and advance deep into Luxemburg and Belgium, in Battle of the Bulge. Trapped in the kill zone, the veteran NCO’s and officers of 1-504 realized they had to close with the enemy or die in the terrible crossfire. British soldiers in a Landing Vehicle Tracked, cross a stream and climb up a steep bank. Shopping Cart | The 504th had not just achieved their military objective that December 20th. An examination of the ecological damage that has been done by several invasive species in the Great Lakes. 13 December 1862. As weather cleared on September 22nd, a formation of British Hawker Typhoon ground attack aircraft are seen in flight and diving to attack lines of communication with machine gun fire and rockets. A British machine gunner firing from a protected position. This M1919 LMG team belonged to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 325th Glider Infantry Regiment. Constituting nearly one-sixth of Canada’s total land area, Quebec is the largest of Canada’s 10 provinces in area and is second only to Ontario in population. Celebrating Two Centuries of Freedom's Defenders. Walsh and Smith urged them forward toward’s the town church, only to run into another flak track parked in an intersection. She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has written three books about the Great Lakes [A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach *a Heartland Indie Bestseller*, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk *winner of the Great Lakes Great Reads Award*, and A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure]. Gamble on your favorite game … 0 reviews. Silhouettes of German prisoners of war marching single file. (This image is well known but his identity is subject to debate.) Stubbornly, the surviving Americans closed with the panzergrenadiers and drove them out of the foxholes–or killed them in place. Men of the 82nd Airborne examine an abandoned Tiger II. American GIs from the Headquarters Company, 75th Infantry Division celebrate Christmas, 1944, with a makeshift Christmas tree covered in ornaments. Farther north, in the Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Superior and Lake Michigan meet, Eurasian Watermilfoil has spread. Driven forward, the first wave finally reached the German lines. Supported by heavy tanks, half tracks, 75mm gun carrying armored cars and 20mm flak wagons, the entrenched SS troops possessed the kind of firepower that could utterly wipe out an infantry assault. Sergeant Dock L. O’Neil, who had splintered his M1 Carbine’s stock on an SS Soldier’s head, led the attack against this vehicle and knocked it out with a bazooka just as the gun crew wounded him in the leg. Mere Eglise during the Normandy Campaign. U.S. troops firing machine guns from atop Sherman tanks in a city as infantrymen crouch behind the tanks. An 82nd anti-armor bazooka team covers a road near Cheneux on December 20, 1944. Shortly after, the attack stalled and 1-504 was ordered to attack through 2nd battalion’s lines and take Cheneux in a night attack. The following is a list of islands of Michigan.Michigan has the second longest coastline of any state after Alaska.Being bordered by four of the five Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior—Michigan also has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds, as well as innumerable rivers, that may contain their own islands included in this list. Animated maps show Germany, France and Belgium. Some tried to provide their own suppressing fire while others charged forward. Massage by Amy: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Chinese Massage by Shishi: Tuesday and Thursday. Privacy Policy | Links Captured German films show German troops,one carrying a rifle and another a Sig 44 machine gun, as they pass columns of burning Allied trucks, other vehicles and armor. In the Les Cheneaux Islands, the ongoing spread of the invader chokes local waterways and has stymied the tourism that drives the area’s economy. Mary Rose Maurer of St. Ignace passed away Dec. 31, 2020 following an eight-month battle with cancer. Film starts showing silhouettes of British tanks on the move, including one with a bulldozer blade. American medics carrying wounded on litters, across a snowy field containing a several fallen soldiers. German troops smoke American cigarettes taken from dead U.S. troops. Formations of Allied aircraft overhead. View of a road sign reading: "Bastogne." Germans firing and bombing. Refugees leaving again, ahead of the returning German forces. An hour into the attack and every B Co officer had been killed or wounded except the company commander. 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