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Now & Then.. Ardennes Iconic Image Journey..

Article about: Many thanks for your time and effort Luckystrike , this is an awesome thread many injoyable times , cheers Raymond

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    OK Wehrmacht.

    In the next morning an icy winterwind blew over the fields, but in the lines there it was quiet:

    but only for minutes, then an explosion..

    the Germans were advancing

    The American reserves rushed to the frontline

    a fierce and hard fighting began

    but the german column nearly reached the outskirts of Recogne

    The americans had to retreat to Recogne

    the Germans overrun the american lines

    and tried to get into the village......but...

    suddenly the Hetzer turned around and...........

    perhaps tomorrow we continue


  2. #152

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    Looks like a great time

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    Yes it was a great time, but not for the Germans:

    Because a strong american spearhead arrives on the left flank with a Sherman in leading position:

    The Hetzer rushes down to destroy the american column,

    but unluckily he had a Ladehemmung

    and the Sherman killed him

    The Hetzer began to burn

    and the Germans had to retreat to Recogne

    an ugly fighting began between the first houses of Recogne

    The Germans now had to fight not only against the american spearhead with its Sherman

    but also with the retreated american soldiers in Recogne

    from the outskirts of the village the germans managed to push back the few Americans to the middle of Recogne

    where they destroyed the parked american vehicles

    the french Marketenderinnen arrived with fresh Croissants to strengthen the Kampfkraft

    and the Kettenhunde tried to organize the german forces

    The Germans expected the american spearhead

    Captured american where brought back

    the last troops floaded back from the fields

    a last cigar befor the Endkampf begun

    and than it begins
    Last edited by WeyAx; 12-21-2010 at 09:22 AM.

  4. #154

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    Looks really good.

    Cheers, Ade.

  5. #155

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    Yes Adrian, but it was a bloody hopeless fight at two fronts:

    even small arms were used by the Sanitäters in the Häuser-Kampf

    around the little church the battle concentrated

    and the fighting comes to its end

    many soldiers were shot at a small distance

    and so the german commander had to give up

    his mostly wounded guys had to surrender

    With fear in her eyes

    they marched dismotivated into Gefangenschaft

    Here the day ended for the combattants

    with many dead men on both sides, died just in the fights around a very smal village in the outskirt of Bastogne

    There were happy freed american soldiers

    and belgian civilians too

    For us an expressive weekend ended, driving back through the snowy Ardennes

    but not alone,

    a captured belgian partisan had to follow us

    Hope you enjoyed our journey,

    a few single impressions from men and women in the Ardennes could follow.


    Last edited by WeyAx; 12-21-2010 at 10:16 AM.

  6. #156

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    Great job putting that all together WeyAx! Nice photo shots. Thanks! Ron

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    great shots! thanks for sharing! & by the way: Frohe Weihnachten everybody!

  8. #158

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    With more than a little irony at this festive time of year....

    YouTube - Christmas in Ardennes 1944

    Merry Christmas all, and a Happy New Year,

    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Default Absolute Ruhe(silence) over the Ardennes??????????

    Of course not,.........the whole Ardennes are conquered from the Americans,....

    the whole Ardennes???????????????? No, there was a little village........there were rumours in it!!

    Guess what village I mean!!

    Here some little helps:

    it has something to do, with these objects

    The winner of this quiz should say, if he wants some more pictures or not



  10. #160

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    Hi Weyax,
    Nice pic I like a challenge is it 'Stoumont' Peipers high water mark?
    If I'm right Id love to see more pic's. The weather looks great unlike here itsbeen rain rain and more rain.


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