December 19, 1944 – A News Blackout On The Western Front – A Rumor Of Heavy Casualties – Somewhere In Belgium

December 19, 1944 – News from the Western Front was sketchy, filled with rumors and, for the most part, blacked out. Hints that a major German offensive was taking place, catching Allies by surprise and inflicting severe casualties. And as much as the news attempted to play down the seriousness...