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Counterattack from the South

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/9780813123523.003.0011
Counterattack from the South

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This chapter examines the Allied forces' counterattack from the southern shoulder of the Battle of the Bulge. It discusses the combined offensive launched by George S. Patton's five divisions on a front extending from the Luxembourg border with Germany to just inside Belgium some thirty-five miles farther west. It describes this engagement which lasted until January 1945 and the conditions of local residents and the number of civilian casualties.

Keywords: Allied forces; counteroffensive; Battle of the Bulge; George S. Patton; Luxembourg; Germany; Belgium; civilian casualties

Chapter.  5900 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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