History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

01 February, 2012

Snow and War

As if fighting in a war isn't bad enough--there's fighting a war in the snow. 

American GIs on patrol, looking for German paratroopers in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, 1945. Source

A desolate, snowy trench on the Western Front, WWI. Source

Snowy trench, WWI. Source

Hungarian soldiers trying to move a truck through the snow, Hungary, 1939. Source

British paratroopers carry a comrade on a stretcher in Italy, 1944. Source

Tanks in the snow during the Battle of the Bulge, Belgium, 1945. Source

GI examining smashed equipment in a snowy field in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, 1945. Source

American 10th Army Div. Army ski patrol in a snow buggy on the Italian front, 1945. Source

Army ski patrol in the Appennine mountains, Italy, 1945. Source

Men with hot drinks sheltering from a blizzard, WWI. Source

Soldiers wrapping burlap sacks around their boots for traction on the snow, Korea, 1951. Source

American fighter planes on a snow-covered flight deck off Korea, 1951. Source

American soldier lying in the snow, taking a position to cover the rest of his patrol, Korea, 1951. Source

American soldiers walk along a snowy road, Belgium, 1945. Source

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't look like winter fun and games thats for sure.

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