12.23.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


After the Battle
Acme News photo by Charles Haacker, dated January 8, 1945

An elderly Belgian couple returns to their home in Bastogne as the Battle of the Bulge begins to wind down. A jeep-load of American GIs is following behind them. The woman is smiling in spite of everything, amazing considering what she's probably experienced.

from the Webmaster's collection