History of War

THE WERETH MASSACRE

On 17 December 1944, during the build-up to the Battle of St Vith, SS troops committed an atrocity in the Belgian town of Wereth, about ten miles northeast of St Vith itself. It occurred on the same day as the Malmedy massacre, but it is nowhere near as well known.

Until 1948, the American army was racially segregated. The 333rd Field Artillery Battalion was one of nine African-American field artillery battalions deployed in Europe during World War II. This 155 Howitzer unit had seen action in Normandy in July, earning a reputation for deadly accuracy with the Howitzers before being moved to Schoenberg, Belgium, as part of

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