TITLE

Bastogne, Belgium

AUTHOR(S)
McManus, John C.
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the central role of Bastogne, Belgium in one of history's greatest battles. In December 1944, Nazi Germany was on the verge of defeat. In the east, the Soviet armies had pushed to the very borders of Germany itself. The Germans had to capture Bastogne to control seven vital roads so they could use the town as a transit point, communications center and supply depot for their northward thrust to the Meuse. At the center of Bastogne is McAuliffe Square, a place that during the battle was under constant shellfire.
ACCESSION #
28832261

 

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