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The Siege of 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/9780813123523.003.0008
The Siege of Bastogne

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This chapter examines the Siege of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. This German offensive lasted from December 20 to 27, 1944. This chapter describes the German strategy for capturing the town of Bastogne in Belgium and the defenses put up by the American forces. It discusses the highlights of this battle and the condition of local residents and the number of civilian casualties.

Keywords: Siege of Bastogne; German offensive; Battle of the Bulge; Belgium; American forces; civilian casualties

Chapter.  11066 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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