National Geographic : 1970 Jul
Rubble of war (below) litters Echternach during the Battle of the Bulge; Maj. Gen. Manton S. Eddy, XIIth Corps Com ander, and his bodyguard, Sgt. John Hylas (nearer camera), seek cover from Nazi shells. Germany's last-ditch offensive in the winter of 1944-5 des troyed 60,000 Luxembourg homes. The U. S . First and Third Armies crushed the as sault, after holding fast at the key road center of Bastogne, just over the border in Belgium (map, page 72). In a cemetery at Hamm, more than 5,000 U. S. soldiers lie bur ied, including the Third Army's flamboyant Gen. George S. Pat ton, Jr., victim of a postwar automobile accident.