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Refugees evacuate the Belgian town of Bastogne while American troops hold the town against the power thrusts by the Germans. Below: The pathfinder unit of the 101st Airborne Division, dropped by parachute, sets up radar equipment near Bastogne to guide planes with medical supplies and ammunition to the division, besieged by the Germans. December 23, 1944

Below: Infantrymen, attached to the 4th Armored Division, fire at German troops, in the American advance to relieve the pressure on surrounded airborne troops in Bastogne. December 27, 1944.

(Photo credits: U.S. National Archives)

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