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The Race for Bastogne

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/9780813123523.003.0004
The Race for Bastogne

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This chapter examines the German offensive launched by Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel's 47th Panzer Corps on December 17, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge to capture the Belgian town of Bastogne. It describes the Germany strategy for penetrating Bastogne and the challenges they faced against a more experienced American forces. It also discusses the conditions of local residents and refugees and the number of civilian casualties.

Keywords: 47th Panzer Corps; Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel; Battle of the Bulge; Bastogne; Belgium; German offensive; American forces; refugees; civilian casualties

Chapter.  9704 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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