Assault on germany : The Battle for Geilenkirchen. / Ken Ford.
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- ISBN: 9781783372645 (electronic bk)
- ISBN: 9781844687480 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2010.
The Anglo-American battle for the Geilenkirchen salient in November 1944 was infantry warfare at its worst, and it is described in vivid detail in this new edition of Ken Ford's classic study. The onset of winter saw the Allied advance from the Normandy beaches forced to a halt on Germany's doorstep. The clock had been put back to the days of the Great War - the Allies had arrived at the Siegfried Line and were forced to attack the fortifications from the hell of the trenches.Geilenkirchen was the first battle on German soil to be fought by the British since Minden in 1759. For them, it was just one more battle on the way to Berlin, but for the American 84th Division, it was a first faltering step into war and a bitter lesson in the attrition and savagery of combat. The story is told by the men who were there - the British, the Americans, and the Germans who were fighting desperately for their homeland. Neither side was victorious - both lost more men than they...
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