Poteau lies about twenty kilometres west of Saint Vith at the junction of the roads from Vielsalm, Recht and Roth. The films exposed by the German cameraman were captured by the 3rd Armored Division althrought they were completely devoid of any identification as to the location. Only after much research covering every road in the area of the breakthrough was the author able to pinpoint the precise stretch of road.
Almost every German unit and every place on the Western front has "been" depicted" by these pictures but it seems that no one had ever positively identified the location. In August 1979 the autor, Jean-Paul Pallud conducted detailled research into the series of photographs, together with the accompanying cine film, and after much effort was able to state that all the pictures had been taken on a short stretch of road between Recht and Poteau, along a curve less than one kilometer North of the crossroads. The area at the time was no man's land and small individual fire-fights were taking place around the junction as Combat Command 'A' of the 7th Armored Division mounted a counter-attack. The men of the 1.SS-Panzer-Division ( SS-Obersturmführer Ulmer) who appear in the pictures only fought for one day in the area, and held the place only for a few hours; for the next five days battles raged back and forth across the fields. The crossroads, just a few hundred metres away, controlled a vital exit road from beleaguered Saint -Vith and, as a consequence, the 7th Armored Division (colonel Rosebaum) couldn't relinquish the ground. It happened on December, 18th 1944.
The SS-Schütze armed to the teeth is fotographed in front with two Fallschirmjäger in the field. They are taking a little stop and American cigarettes are shared out for a well-earned smoke. The man has no name, he was a MG 42 machine-gunner and quite frequently he has been described as being also armed with a captured Colt .45 Government Issue semi-automatic. The weapon is in fact a 9mm Browning High-Power - German designation P640(b) - the suffix 'b' added for "Belgische" as production of this pistol continued in the FN factory under German supervision. In some of the following pictures we see also an SS-Sturmann running holding a captured M1 carbine in his hands.
All these men belang to the 2.Kompanie, 1.Bataillon, SS-PanzerGrenadier Regiment from Kampfgruppe Hansen.
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