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The Houffalize Corridor

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/9780813123523.003.0005
The Houffalize Corridor

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This chapter examines the German offensive at the so-called Houffalize corridor in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. The German 116th Panzer and 560th Volksgrenadier Divisions were able to penetrate easily the undefended villages between larger communities of Gouvy and Houffalize. This gap was left open because the American forces concentrated on the areas of St. Vith and Bastogne. This chapter discusses the highlights of this engagement and describes the conditions of the local residents and the number of civilian casualties.

Keywords: German offensive; Battle of the Bulge; 116th Panzer Division; 560th Volksgrenadier Division; Houffalize corridor; Belgium; American forces; civilian casualties

Chapter.  11904 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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