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The Fall of 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/9780813123523.003.0007
The Fall of St. Vith

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This chapter examines the German forces' capture of the town of St. Vith in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. The German forces arrived at Wallerode on December 17, 1944, and on December 20 the newly committed Führer Begleit Brigade tried to get into St. Vith. By December 22, the American troops had withdrawn from their defenses in front of St. Vith to a more or less stable line behind it. This chapter describes the highlights of this engagement and the number of civilian casualties.

Keywords: St. Vith; Battle of the Bulge; German forces; Führer Begleit Brigade; American troops; civilian casualties

Chapter.  9091 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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