Bloody Aachen (West Wall Series) (West Wall)

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Bloody Aachen (West Wall Series) (West Wall)

Bloody Aachen West Wall Series West Wall As the Allied armies advanced out of France and Belgium in September they finally came up against the West Wall the first of the main German defenses anchored by the ancient city of Aachen Exp

  • Title: Bloody Aachen (West Wall Series) (West Wall)
  • Author: Charles Whiting
  • ISBN: 9781580970549
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Ard Division took nearly as much time to capture the city as they had spent liberating all of FraAs 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 Ard Division took nearly as much time to capture the city as they had spent liberating all of France after the Normandy breakout.

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    1. carltheaker on said:

      The Western Allies thought the war was winding down, an end by Christmas was the hope. As the US First Army neared the first major German City of Aachen, the Germans blinked and abandoned the city. Then it was the First Army’s turn to blink and the Germans decided to make a fight of it resulting in a 6 week slug fest, giving the German Army time to prepare its meager resources for what was to become the Bulge.‘Bloody Aachen’ takes a look at the battle from a variety of points of view with [...]

    2. Martin on said:

      In 1944, in WWII, after Operation Market Garden's Allied attempt at crossing the Rhine had failed, but before Nazi Germany's last western offensive, the Battle of the Bulge, the US Army breached the "Siegfried Line" on the Nazi Border. Their target was Aachen, one of Germany's border towns. The town was defended by a mixture of German Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS units, charged with making the town a "fortress-city" of the Reich.Author Charles Whiting makes the city and its civilian and clerical inha [...]

    3. Kym Robinson on said:

      Whiting is certainly an authority on World War Two and his West Wall series goes to great lengths in depicting the fighting and importance of the later offensives by the Western Allies against Fortress Europe.I found that this book had the right amount of technical detail to keep the historical narrative flowing. Whiting writes from a confident position of historical knowledge which allows him to lead you on an almost fictional ride. The book attempts to tell the story from both sides and does a [...]

    4. Joel on said:

      I am not a history buff, but I did enjoy this description of a great battle in WW2. It is amazing to me that many of those Nazi's that were fighting were there mainly because of fear of death to their family if they surrendered. The tactical aspect also gives cause to wonder.

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