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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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Counterattack from the South

Counterattack from the South

(p.272) (p.273) Chapter 11 Counterattack from the South
The Unknown Dead

Peter Schrijvers

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines the Allied forces' counterattack from the southern shoulder of the Battle of the Bulge. It discusses the combined offensive launched by George S. Patton's five divisions on a front extending from the Luxembourg border with Germany to just inside Belgium some thirty-five miles farther west. It describes this engagement which lasted until January 1945 and the conditions of local residents and the number of civilian casualties.

Keywords:   Allied forces, counteroffensive, Battle of the Bulge, George S. Patton, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, civilian casualties

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