Here is a portion of the wreckage in St. Vith, Belgium, after units of the 7th Armored Division, took the town.
During the Battle of the Bulge, German and U.S. troops fought over the city as it stood on an important road junction. After intense fighting the U.S. Army retreated and German forces took control of the town. St. Vith was then bombed on December 25-26, 1944 by the U.S. Air Force and RAF Bomber Command – destroying much of the town. U.S. forces retook St. Vith on January 23, 1945.