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  • J. Stafford

    Germans smoke American cigarettes captured on the 2nd day of Operation Herbstnebel, Dec 17 1944, on the attack through Belgium and Luxembourg. WWII

  • Vadim Rotman

    Лучше Любить и Создавать !!!German soldiers smoke captured American cigarettes in front of a U.S. Army armored car on December 17, the second day of Operation HERBSTNEBEL, the attack through Belgium and Luxembourg.

  • Jon Rice

    Poteau, Belgium - 18th Dec 1944. German troops taking a break, US armored scout vehicle in background.

  • Dennis Henderson

    December 18, 1944, near Poteau, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge. The men are smoking captured American cigarettes, and they are part of the 1st SS Panzer Division, Kampfgruppe Hansen. The man on the left is holding an FN Hi-Power pistol, and is draped in an MG42 ammunition belt.

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