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Cobra King: Where Is She Today?

World War II’s most famous US tank—the one that broke German siege lines at Bastogne 70 years ago in the Bulge—is restored and ready for display. She’s just waiting for the museum where she’ll rest to be constructed.

 


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For Veterans Day, A Look Back to ’46

Witness the proud victory parade of the veteran 82nd Airborne Division, just arrived in New York City from Europe in January 1946.


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Hard Times in Hürtgen Forest

View World War II combat photos of American GIs fighting the grueling Battle of Germany’s Hürtgen Forest (often spelled Huertgen or Hurtgen) in 1944.


 

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Americans on D-Day

June 6, 1944 Follow American fighting men as they and their allies prepare for and launch the great Normandy Invasion. Click to view our gallery of National Archives photos; hover over each image for captions.

 


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Patton’s Ghost Army

The army General George S. Patton, Jr. fielded for the 1944 Normandy D-Day Invasion was unlike any other.   It was a complete and unabashed fake.