Siegfried Line, The

The German Defense of the West Wall, September-December 1944

Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.

The battles for the Germans' last line of defence in World War II, including Arnhem, Aachen, the Huertgen Forest, and Metz. Built 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.
Publication date:
November 2009
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
35
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780811736022

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£12.95

Overview
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The battles for the Germans' last line of defence in World War II, including Arnhem, Aachen, the Huertgen Forest, and Metz. Built 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.