Chapter

Closing in on St. Vith

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813123523.003.0003
Closing in on St. Vith

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This chapter examines the offensive launched by the Fifth Panzer Army led by Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel in St. Vith, Belgium, against the Allied forces during the Battle of the Bulge. It describes von Manteuffel's strategy and describes the highlights of this German offensive. It also discusses the conditions of the local residents at St. Vith and the number of civilian casualties in this so-called Battle of St. Vith.

Keywords: Fifth Panzer Army; Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel; Battle of the Bulge; St. Vith; Belgium; German offensive; civilian casualties; Battle of St. Vith

Chapter.  9659 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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