BATTLE OF THE BULGE THEN & NOW – In this episode we will be following the route of the German 2nd SS Panzer Division and cover the heroic story of Richard Wiegand who stopped them in their tracks. Bob Konings is a tour guide and one of the best Battle of the Bulge researchers out there. This area is his specialty and so he is the perfect person for this relatively unknown area of the Battle of the Bulge.
Photo 1: M4 Sherman Tanks destroyed by Franz Frauscher during Battle of the Bulge at Belle Haie, south of Grandmenil, Belgium 1945.
Photo 2: On top of an American Tank in the center of Manhay, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge 1945.
Photo 3: Turned over Tank of Franz Frauscher in Manhay, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945.
Photo 4: Turned over Tank of Franz Frauscher in Manhay, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945.
Photo 5: Paratroopers of the 517th PIR in Manhay, Belgium in December during the Ardennes Offensive in December 1944
Photo 6: Civilians being evacuated out of Manhay and Grandmenil, Belgium during the Ardennes Offensive in December 1944.
Photo 7: Destroyed house at the crossroad between Manhay and Grandmenil, Belgium taken after the Bulge.
Photo 8: Aerial Picture of Grandmenil showing the knocked out German Tanks in the field.
Photo 9: 2nd Armored Division Artillery on the road in Grandmenil, Belgium in January 1945.
Photo 10: Sherman tank of the 2nd Amored Division moves past the knocked out Panther Tank at Trou du Loup west of Grandmenil, Belgium in January 1945.
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