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Friday, April 1, 2011
Google Earth Detective
According to Charles MacDonald, on the night of December 23rd, Peiper received permission to break out from La Gleize. Abandoning (and destroying) their vehicles, the column of 800 men set out on foot. Peiper conscripted two locals to serve as guides.
"They led the Germans to a small wooden bridge spanning the Ambleve underneath the remains of a demolished railroad bridge."
This photo was placed on Google earth at point roughly due south of the Werimont farm area. No hard evidence here, but it seems likely to be the bridge described.