Tuesday, November 20, 2012
American soldiers enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner in a bombed-out residence in Waurichen, Germany, in 1944.
On Thanksgiving Day 1944, it was believed that the bulk of the fighting in the European Theater had ended, at least on the Western Front. Americans were already on German soil, and it was expected that the march to Berlin would be a relatively easy one.
The Battle Of The Bulge was soon to alter that assumption.