La Gleize, Malmedy, and Ligneuville, Belgium and Ettelbruck, Luxembourg 29 June
Group Photo and German Tiger 2 Tank at La Gleize, Belgium

Group Photo and German Tiger 2 Tank at La Gleize, Belgium

Tiger 2 Tank and Student

German Tiger 2 Tank in Belgium

Parking Lot Picnic Lunch in Malmedy, Belgium

Parking Lot Picnic Lunch in Malmedy, Belgium

Memorial to the Malmedy Civilians Killed in the Allied Christmas Bombings

Students study the Memorial to the Malmedy Civilians Killed in the Allied Christmas Bombings. Intelligence reports mistakenly indicated the German forces had occupied the city of Malmedy after the initial attack began on 16 December 1944. Allied bombers killed at least 211 citizens of the city as well as several American defenders--a tragedy of the first order for all involved.

Students at the site of the "Malmedy Massacre" of US soldiers who had surrendered

Students at the site of the "Malmedy Massacre" of US soldiers who had surrendered. Waffen SS soldiers killed more than 84 US POWs at this site. Some American troops, although wounded, escaped to a nearby wood and later testified against the SS in a war crimes trial at Dachau, Germany after the war. Many of the soldiers killed were from Texas and had served in the Texas National Guard before being called up for active duty in Europe.

Scene of a German war crime on the opening day of the Battle of the Bulge attack in December 1944.

Students examine the scene of a German war crime at Ligneuville early the Battle of the Bulge attack in December 1944.

Ligneuville Belgium memorial

Student is photographing the inscriptions of the names of the 8 American soldiers murdered at this location in Belgium by German SS troops. This memorial was established by the owner of the nearby restaurant and hotel at the mill. At the risk of his own life, he confronted the Nazi who had killed the others and he was able to shelter other American soldiers and save them from a similar fate.

Students and Patton statue at Ettelbruck in Luxembourg

Students and Patton statue at Ettelbruck in Luxembourg

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