Many U.S. soldiers were killed by the gunfire.
But, the invasion was a success asthousands of Allied troops pushed miles intoFrance! The Allied forces drove the German Nazis back and slowly began to capture France again for the people of that country!
One young U.S. soldier wrote in a letter home after D-day that:“Events taking place today will be read about by kids in the future at school!”Guess he was right huh?
• Let’s watch a short movie about the D-day attack…Let’s see what it was really like that horrible day in 1944 when U.S. soldiers invaded that beach in France while the German Nazis waited on them.
The U.S. soon dropped even more soldiersby parachute behind German lines and guns into France and attacked again!
They chased the German Nazi army out of every town they came to!
In the COLD December of 1944, the Germans made one final attempt to keep control of France.• This battle called ‘The Battle of the Bulge’ would be the biggest battle EVER fought by the United States army. My husband’s daddy fought in it!
U.S. soldiers fought to stay warm as they foughtback the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge inFrance!
Hitler threw all his weapons at theU.S. army. He bombed constantly!
U.S. soldiers march down a muddy road inFrance between fighting at the Battle of the Bulge.
U.S. soldiers fire large guns at the Battle of the Bulge in France
A battle weary U.S. soldier at the Battle of the Bulge
U.S. soldiers warmed themselves anyway possible in the French and Belgium towns they took from the Nazi troops.
A U.S. army tank moves in the Battle of the Bulge
U.S. soldiers fight German troops inthe snow at the Battle of the Bulge
Sometimes, all it took was just one bullet in thewrong place. This man and his helmet survived D-day but fell at the Battle of the Bulge a few months later.
Nazi soldiers gunned down U.S.prisoners of war that were captured at the Battle of the Bulge
A U.S. soldier fires a snow-covered machine gun at the Battle of the Bulge.
Both sides had so, so many deadat the end of each day of fighting.
Brave medic teams risked theirlives daily to get the injured off the battle field to safety.
This cemetery in France is where thousands of U.S.soldiers were buried that fought at the Battle of the Bulge. 77,000 Allied soldiers died at the Battle of the Bulge.Fortunately, my husband’s daddy wasn’t one of these men.
The new World War II memorial in Washington D.C. remembers the men who fought in Europeagainst the Germans and those who fought in the Pacific Ocean against Japan.
The memorial is beautiful and haunting at night.
This is a short video clip of the realfighting at the ‘Battle of the Bulge’.• http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/tv_guid