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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 Race for Bastogne

The Race for Bastogne

(p.93) Chapter 4 The Race for Bastogne
The Unknown Dead

Peter Schrijvers

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines the German offensive launched by Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel's 47th Panzer Corps on December 17, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge to capture the Belgian town of Bastogne. It describes the Germany strategy for penetrating Bastogne and the challenges they faced against a more experienced American forces. It also discusses the conditions of local residents and refugees and the number of civilian casualties.

Keywords:   47th Panzer Corps, Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel, Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne, Belgium, German offensive, American forces, refugees, civilian casualties

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