The Battle of the Bulge lasted until Jan. 25, 1945. Twenty thousand American soldiers were killed, 20,000 were captured and 40,000 were wounded.
- Allied infantrymen crouch low in the snow as they look out for snipers in embattled Saint Vith, Belgium, on Jan. 31, 1945 at the end of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. (AP Photo).
- During the Battle of the Bulge, Allied soldiers in winter camouflage gear use sleds as they transport supplies to the front lines in the Ardennes region of Belgium, on January 28, 1945. ( AP Photo)
- Troops of the 82nd Airborne Division travel a snow-covered fire break in the woods as they move forward in the Ardennes region in Belgium, on January 28, 1945. (AP Photo).
- Troops of the 3rd U.S. Army are seen as they march toward the village of Lutrebois, near Bastogne, on January 25, 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge. ( AP Photo).
- A U.S. Army halftrack crosses pontoons placed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the Curthe river in Houffalize, Belgium on Jan. 17, 1945. The American First and Third Divisions met in the war-torn town to seal off the breakthrough of the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge. The meeting, exactly a month after the start of the battle, marked its turning point. Several weeks later the 50-mile bulge had been pushed back, and Hitler's last desperate attempt to split the Allied forces and win the war had failed. (AP Photo/Byron Rollins).
- In this image provided by the U.S. Army, American soldiers of the 347th U.S. Infantry in heavy winter gear halt their advance to La Roche, Belgium, for a short meal, January 13, 1945. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)
- 2nd Battallion infantrymen of the 1st U.S. Division, clad in winter camouflage, are seen as they march along a snow-covered road near Faymonville, Belgium, on January 16, 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge. (AP Photo).
- Members of a field artillery unit of the 30th U.S. Division are seen moving along the front line in the Ardennes region near Stavelot, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge, on January 14, 1945. (AP Photo).
- Infantrymen of the 3rd U.S. Armored. ( AP Photo).
- American infantrymen of the 290th Regiment, armed with rifles and bazookas, move through fresh snowfall in a forest near Amonines, Belgium, on January 4, 1945. (AP Photo).
- American infantrymen of the 290th Regiment move through fresh snowfall as they advance against German troops in a forest near Amonines, Belgium, on January 4,1945. (AP Photo)
- Two American infantrymen fill bottles and a tin hat at a water pump near Samree, in January 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes region of Belgium. (AP Photo).
- During the Battle of the Bulge, a U.S. Army half track crosses a temporary bridge over the Ourthe river, in the war-torn Belgian city of Houffalize, in January 1945. (AP Photo).
- Standing on a snow-covered battlefield, these American infantrymen of the 4th Armored Division fire at German troops, in an advance to relieve pressure on surrounded U.S. airborne units, near Bastogne, Belgium, on December 27, 1944. (AP Photo)
- Troops from the American First Army cautiously search a wooded area in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec. 24, 1944 during World War II. They were looking for German parachute troops. (AP Photo)
- A soldier runs past a burning German half-track in the recaptured town of La Glieze, Belgium, in 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. (AP Photo/Peter Carroll)