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The Wermacht en route to Moscow. The winter has arrived. The troops have no winter clothing; note coats from light wool, leather boots with no insulation, and scarves to protect faces from temps as low as 40 degrees Celsius.

Among the most famous of the photos taken by German military cameramen during the Ardennes Offensive, is this shot of a soldier from Kampfgruppe Hansen (Leibstandarte Division) posing for the camera, after the action with American 14th Cavalry Group on the road between Poteau and Recht, 18 December 1944.

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Christmas in Germany

Christmas in Germany. Can't wait for the kids to see what the German Santa brings them!

Alfred "Elsie" Eisenstaedt (born December 6, 1898 Dirschau (Tczew), West Prussia, Imperial Germany – died August 24,1995 (aged 96) Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, United States) was a German-born American photographer and photojournalist. He is best known for his photograph of the V-J Day celebration and for his candid photographs, frequently made using a 35mm Leica camera.

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Karlie Kloss by Alexi Lubomirski for Vogue Germany December 2011

Day Dream – December cover girl Karlie Kloss takes on eastern inspired fashion for this dreamy story in Vogue Germany. Captured by Alexi Lubomirski, Karlie is an alluring vision in the designs of Chanel, Gucci, Chloé, Roberto Cavalli and others. Dripping in gems and floral accessories, the American beauty shows off a more mature side with a sophisticated front.

Army SPC Andrew P. Daul, 21, of Brighton, Michigan. Died December 19, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Abrams tank during combat operations in Hit, Anbar Province, Iraq.

Carola of Vasa (Karoline Frederikke Franziska Stephanie Amalia Cecilia) (5 August 1833 at Schönbrunn – 15 December 1907 at Dresden) was a titular princess of Sweden, and the queen consort of Saxony. She was the last Queen of Saxony

Army PV2 Jalfred D. Vaquerano, 20, of Apopka, Florida. Died December 13, 2011, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. Died at Landstuhl Army Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds sustained when hit by enemy small-arms fire during combat operations in Logar Province, Afghanistan.

Film icon Fritz Lang - I actually met him once. He was, of course, an old man by then, and I was a young girl. Although he had a reputation as a hothead, by then he was a pussycat and was very sweet in our brief conversation. I didn't dare ask him about film. Instead, we chatted about mundane things. I think I asked him if he was thirsty and wanted a Coke.

World War I -- Trench Warfare On this day in 1917 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.



Paper Plate Angel ~ make as a Mom gift with my students....cute, easy and I'll put their cute little face photo on the small circle!