The Key to the Bulge

The Battle for Losheimergraben

Stephen M. Rusiecki

On December 16, 1944, when Hitler launched a surprise attack in the Ardennes to start the Battle of the Bulge, the green U.S. 394th Infantry Regiment of the 99th Infantry Division occupied a critical road junction at Losheimergraben, Belgium.
Publication date:
September 2009
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
30
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811735919

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£12.95

Overview
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On December 16, 1944, when Hitler launched a surprise attack in the Ardennes to start the Battle of the Bulge, the green U.S. 394th Infantry Regiment of the 99th Infantry Division occupied a critical road junction at Losheimergraben, Belgium. For thirty-six hours, the 394th defended the crossroads against repeated assaults by crack forces of the Sixth SS Panzer Army, which represented the main effort of the German offensive. By the time the regiment finally withdrew, the Germans had suffered a delay from which they could not recover.