usnatarchives:

Free screening of “The Battle of the Bulge” on Tuesday, December 16, at noon.

Nearly 80,000 American soldiers were wounded, captured, or killed at the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler’s last-ditch counterattack against Allied forces at the end of the Second World War.

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary, we are screening a compelling chronicle of this bloody battle that includes newsreel footage and film from German and American archives. (2004; 90 mins.)

Image: Ardennes World War II Cemetery and Memorial, Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium. National Archives Identifier 6003577.

World War II War Diaries at Fold3.com

This article describes what they are and how to use them …

World War II War Diaries were compiled between about January 1, 1942, and about June 1, 1946, by the U.S. Navy, documenting the period from about September 1, 1939, to about May 30, 1946. They were identified by the Navy as “the principal means by which the day-to-day experience of the Navy is recorded for current study and future historical use.”

World War II War Diaries at Fold3.com