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THEN
PEIPERS FURTHEST POINT OF PENETRATION
Wrecked Panther, Ardennes Offensive
Caption- "The lead Panthers continued through Stoumont and took the road toward the train station, beyond where they hoped to find another bridge over the Ambleve intact. However, as they passed the station they ran into a strong American force of 16 tanks and tank destroyers. The outnumbered Panthers didn't have much of a chance; three were quickly knocked out and the rest withdrew. For all practical purposes, this was the farthest advance of Kampfgruppe Peiper."






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PoorOldSpike

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THEN

Ardennes- This Kingtiger (i.d. No.204) had apparently been abandoned (undamaged?) in La Gleize and was in running order.
After the battle it was being driven away by US troops up this hill when it stalled and the engine caught fire.
The Americans later towed it off for scrapping.
Full story here-
http://www.ss501panzer.com/204_journey.htm





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More of Normandy





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USS Arizona Memorial


Construction of the USS Arizona Memorial began in 1960. Constructed to honor American servicemen and civilians who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941, Alfred Preis’ beautiful and timeless design appears to float gracefully over the sunken USS Arizona.

 
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Here are some interesting photos! Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov took some old photographs from World War II and combined them with new perspective-matching photos. Most photos are from Leningrad siege...

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In the course of the Battle of the Bulge, during WWII, American and British units together liberated LA ROCHE-EN-ARDENNE in the morning of January 11, 1945. The British troops advanced down the River Ourthe Valley coming from HOTTON, while the American troops came down from DOCHAMPS, SAMREE, CIELLE and maybe FRAITURK .along the opposite side of the River. This picture was taken during the liberation of LA ROCHE-EN-ARDENNE t the corner of Rue de la Gare and Route de Cielle, in the vicinity of the bridge over the River Ourthe. On the left: Sgt Harris McALLISTER (Maybole, Ayrshire), Cpl. John DONALD (Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire), Sgt. Frank Dereck RICHARDS (Ricky) (North Wales) from the 51st Highland Division Black Watch.


LA ROCHE-EN-ARDENNE 2011