The Southern 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 Southern Shoulder

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This chapter examines the surprise German offensive at the southern of the Battle of Bulge on December 16, 1944. This attack was launched by General Erich Brandenberger's Seventh Army. This chapter describes Brandenberger's strategy and the challenges he faced against the defenses of the American forces. It also discusses the highlights of this engagement and the condition of local residents and the number of civilian casualties.

Keywords: German offensive; Battle of the Bulge; Erich Brandenberger; Seventh Army; American forces; civilian casualties

Chapter.  6942 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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