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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 Siege of Bastogne

The Siege of Bastogne

(p.188) (p.189) Chapter 8 The Siege of Bastogne
The Unknown Dead

Peter Schrijvers

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines the Siege of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. This German offensive lasted from December 20 to 27, 1944. This chapter describes the German strategy for capturing the town of Bastogne in Belgium and the defenses put up by the American forces. It discusses the highlights of this battle and the condition of local residents and the number of civilian casualties.

Keywords:   Siege of Bastogne, German offensive, Battle of the Bulge, Belgium, American forces, civilian casualties

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