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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 Southern Shoulder

The Southern Shoulder

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The Unknown Dead
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Peter Schrijvers

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123523.003.0006

This chapter examines the surprise German offensive at the southern of the Battle of Bulge on December 16, 1944. This attack was launched by General Erich Brandenberger's Seventh Army. This chapter describes Brandenberger's strategy and the challenges he faced against the defenses of the American forces. It also discusses the highlights of this engagement and the condition of local residents and the number of civilian casualties.

Keywords:   German offensive, Battle of the Bulge, Erich Brandenberger, Seventh Army, American forces, civilian casualties

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