Kall Trail, Germany

Zabecki, David T.
September 2008
Military History;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p76
The article explores how the U.S. forces used the Kall Trail in Hürtgen Forest in Germany in November 1944. The Americans had tried to move more tanks across the gorge, but about noon on November 4. The Germans had stopped the attack and pushed the Americans back across the Kall and completely out of the gorge by November 8. The 28th Infantry Division had sustained 6,184 casualties in just six days of fighting.


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