The Battle of the Bulge

Hell at B++tgenbach/Seize the Bridges

Hans Wijers

During the first week of the Battle of the Bulge, the Germans' 6th SS Panzer Army rolled down the road to Bütgenbach, where the 26th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division held out against constant attacks at the southern end of Elsenborn Ridge.
Publication date:
March 2010
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780811735872

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Overview
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During the first week of the Battle of the Bulge, the Germans' 6th SS Panzer Army rolled down the road to Bütgenbach, where the 26th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division held out against constant attacks at the southern end of Elsenborn Ridge. Meanwhile, Jochen Peiper's SS battle group raced toward the critical river bridges at Stavelot and Trois Ponts, massacring American prisoners along the way near Malmedy. The U.S. 30th Infantry Division and other units put up stiff resistance, destroyed the bridges, and forced Peiper's men to withdraw.