The Allied Counter Attack 25 December 1944 - 28 January 1945: An aerial view of snow-bound Einskirchen during a raid. Smoke clouds mark the destruction of the key rail bridges over the Erft River which was a vital link for supplies from Cologne to the Ardennes front.
Ardennes Offensive, the Allied Counter Attack 25 December 1944 - 28 January 1945: Belgian civilians carrying personal possessions flee as the Germans opened an artillery barrage against Langlir in an attempt to halt the American drive on Houffalize. Note the old man in the background trying to keep up. The tragedy of the non-combatants.
Troops in a tench Holding out: American troops man the trenches along a snowy hedgerow in the northern Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook