The Northern Shoulder

Peter Schrijvers

in The Unknown Dead

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780813123523
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134826 | DOI:
The Northern Shoulder

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This chapter examines the German forces' attack on the northern shoulder of the “bulge” during the Battle of the Bulge. This counteroffensive was launched by the Sixth Panzer Army under the leadership of Sepp Dietrich. This chapter describes Dietrich's strategy and the challenges faced by his Panzer Army against the American firepower. It also highlights the death of the five-year-old when a German shell exploded behind her neighbor's house.

Keywords: Battle of the Bulge; Seep Dietrich; Sixth Panzer Army; American firepower; northern shoulder; civilian casualties

Chapter.  11609 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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