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Lifting 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/9780813123523.003.0012
Lifting the Siege of Bastogne

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This chapter examines the Allied forces' lifting of the Siege of Bastogne in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. This engagement started on January 3, 1945, and after barely five days, the final German push against Bastogne had fizzled out. On the same day, Adolf Hitler at last agreed to a limited withdrawal from the tip of the Bulge to a line anchored on a point some five miles west of Houffalize. One January 9, George S. Patton relaunched the offensive from around Bastogne with his III and VIII Corps.

Keywords: Siege of Bastogne; Allied forces; Belgium; Battle of the Bulge; Adolf Hitler; Houffalize; George S. Patton

Chapter.  10030 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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