This picture is a stunning depiction of Robert Bridgens and a reenactment he was involved in in Kent.
The reenactment was of the Battle of the Bulge, and Bridgens and his comrades were posing as German troops during the counter-offensive.
This reenactment is one of the most popular, as it was the deadliest battle the Americans took part in during the European Theater, and involved the final grand push of the German Wehrmacht and Waffen SS against the Western Allies.
As you can see in the picture, Robert is carrying the MG42, his companion to the left a StG 44, and the man in the back an MG34. All these guns are in my top 10 favorite WW2 weapons, and they truly served Germany well during the war.
After the Battle of the Bulge, German troops fell back once more to the Siegfried Line along the Western German border, except this time they were severely depleted, lacking manpower, and the troop morale was immensely low.
The war was practically over after the Germans failed to push back the allies to the sea during the Ardennes Counter-Offensive, and yet Germany would fight on for another 2 and a half or so months until finally the Red Army took Berlin. Many lives would have been saved if Hitler just ended the conflict when he had lost.