Battle Of Hurtgen Forest

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Hachette Books, Nov 22, 2000 - History - 312 pages
The U.S. Army regards the Hurtgen Forest as one of the most desperate battles it has ever fought. Flanking the key German city of Aachen, the forest was one of the formidable natural barriers interspersed with German fortifications in the West Wall in September 1944.

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User Review  - gbraden - LibraryThing

This was a battle, that could not be won, even with the shear numbers thrown against the objective. Instead it became a matter of US high command pride. An objective insignificant in the great scheme ... Read full review

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Hurtgen Forest was one of the two most egregious US military mistakes of WW2; the other was Peleliu in the Pacific. Both undertaken to protect a general's flank in an attack; here it was Lawton ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Charles Whiting served with a reconnaisance outfit in WWII and has since become one of the premier historians of the war. Among his many best-selling works are Patton, The Last Assault, and Death on a Distant Frontier. He currently lives in York, England.

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