Lost in time …

Two photos of the same elderly couple taken on December 27, 1944.
Were they returning to their home? What would they have found there? Burned down? Destroyed by artillery fire? Who are they?
Lost in time …

The first photo shows a destroyed halftrack of the 53rd Armored Infantry Battalion (4th Armored Division) putting them on the road from Assenois to the bunker site where the 4th Armored broke through the encirclement on December 26, 1944.

The second photo shows ambulances passing the couple, most likely dating the photo on (or around) December 27, 1944.

Research by Jérémie Chenot-Nosh and Erwin Verholen.