Siegfried Line: German Defense of the West Wall, September-December 1944

Siegfried Line: German Defense of the West Wall, September-December 1944

by Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
     
 

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The battles for the Germans' last line of defense in World War II, including Arnhem, Aachen, the Huertgen Forest, and MetzHow German commanders made decisions under fireBuilt as a series of forts, bunkers, and tank traps, the West Wall—known as the Siegfried Line to the Allies—stretched along Germany's western border. After D-Day in June 1944, as the

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The battles for the Germans' last line of defense in World War II, including Arnhem, Aachen, the Huertgen Forest, and MetzHow German commanders made decisions under fireBuilt as a series of forts, bunkers, and tank traps, the West Wall—known as the Siegfried Line to the Allies—stretched along Germany's western border. After D-Day in June 1944, as the Allies raced across France and threatened to pierce into the Reich, the Germans fell back on the West Wall. In desperate fighting—among the war's worst—the Germans held off the Allies for several months.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811736022
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Stackpole Military History Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
977,965
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., is the author of more than twenty books on World War II. He lives in Louisiana.

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