TITLE

WHY TERRAIN MATTERS

AUTHOR(S)
Zabecki, David T.
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the importance of terrain in military strategy. It talks about the constants of military history. Terrain was a crucial factor at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. No one recognized this more quickly than Brigadier General John Buford, the first Union commander to reach the field on July 1, 1863. The Hürtgen Forest, just south of Aachen along the German-Belgian border, was the setting for a fight that dragged out from September through December 16, 1944.
ACCESSION #
35572167

 

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