British infantry advancing through the snow, Ardennes, 1945
Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1945.
In December 1944 the Germans mounted a surprise attack in the Ardennes. Their assault created the salient that gave the engagement its nickname, 'the Battle of the Bulge'. Few British troops were involved in the fighting although General Montgomery was given command of the northern sector and moved 30 Corps south to guard the River Meuse.
From a collection of 650 photographs compiled by the Commando Association.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection