American infantryman escorting five German prisoners through the blazing streets of Aachen, 1944
Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1944.
General Courtney Hodges's 1st US Army captured Aachen on 21 October 1944 after three weeks of bitter fighting. It was the first large German city to fall to the Allies as they fought their way through the Siegfried Line defences.
From a collection of 650 photographs compiled by the Commando Association.
NAM Accession Number
National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection