Bloody Aachen

Bloody Aachen

by Charles Whiting
     
 

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As the Allied armies advanced out of France and Belgium in September 1944, they finally came up against the West Wall, the first of the main German defenses, anchored by the ancient city of Aachen. Experienced American units such as the 1st Division, 30th Division, and 3rd Armored Division took nearly as much time to capture the city as they had spent liberating

Overview

As the Allied armies advanced out of France and Belgium in September 1944, they finally came up against the West Wall, the first of the main German defenses, anchored by the ancient city of Aachen. Experienced American units such as the 1st Division, 30th Division, and 3rd Armored Division took nearly as much time to capture the city as they had spent liberating all of France after the Normandy breakout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580970549
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/21/2000
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Whiting served with a reconnaisance outfit in WWII and has since become one of the premier historians of the war. Among his many best-selling works are Patton, The Last Assault, and Death on a Distant Frontier. He currently lives in York, England.

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