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The Unknown DeadCivilians in the Battle of the Bulge$
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Peter Schrijvers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123523

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123523.001.0001

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The Northern Shoulder

The Northern Shoulder

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The Unknown Dead

Peter Schrijvers

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines the German forces' attack on the northern shoulder of the “bulge” during the Battle of the Bulge. This counteroffensive was launched by the Sixth Panzer Army under the leadership of Sepp Dietrich. This chapter describes Dietrich's strategy and the challenges faced by his Panzer Army against the American firepower. It also highlights the death of the five-year-old when a German shell exploded behind her neighbor's house.

Keywords:   Battle of the Bulge, Seep Dietrich, Sixth Panzer Army, American firepower, northern shoulder, civilian casualties

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