An American soldier hides in an individual infantry cell, escaping German shrapnel.
These pits were called “foxholes” and were dug among the hedges (bocage) of the Normandy countryside.
In the photo, Sergeant Vandenberg of the 35th Infantry Division of the US (134th Infantry Regiment (?). “Foxhole” is dug on the slope in the northern part of the Saint-Lô cemetery.
Location: Saint-Lô, Normandy, France
Date: 23 July 1944
Source: National Archives of the United States.