Here is a fascinating photo series from World War II, showing American soldiers in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. These images were taken on January 24th, 1945. This was the same day a horrific war crime was committed by the Nazis, who executed 14 men, including AP war correspondent Joseph Morton. The execution happened under Hitler’s Commando Order of 1942 (Kommandobefehl), which stipulated the immediate execution of all captured Allied commandos without trial.
Source: U.S. National Archives