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The Battle of Hurtgen Forest (West Wall Series) (West Wall)

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Published by Da Capo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • Military - General,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: World,
  • HIS,
  • HIS027100,
  • Battles,
  • Germany,
  • History / Military / General,
  • Military - World War II

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages316
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8781643M
    ISBN 101580970559
    ISBN 109781580970556


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The Battle of Hurtgen Forest (West Wall Series) (West Wall) by Charles Whiting Download PDF EPUB FB2

That being said, I still recommend the book. The Battle of Hurtgen Forest is very well researched and contains excellent details and descriptions of attacks, battles, battlefield exploits and heroics.

Whiting also includes the ugly side of battle; looting, rape, indiscriminate killing, the aforementioned poor decisions, cowardice, etc/5(). The three month battle from September-December inflic casualties on the U.S.

Army. Only the battles of the Bulge, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima resulted in more casualties for the U.S. in a World War II battle. Hurtgen Forest was a grinding battle of attrition similar to the slaughter of /5().

The Battle for Hurtgen Forest was a difficult book to finish, not because the subject matter (the bloodiest and most futile American campaign of the war in Western Europe) was so disheartening, but because the book is so poorly written/5(39).

The Battle of Huertgen Forest was one of the bloodiest engagements of the Second World War. Fought between American and German forces between 19th September to 16th December it was the longest single battle the U.S.

Army has ever fought/5(). The definitive account of one of World War II’s bloodiest campaigns—the five-month battle between American and German forces in the Huertgen Forest—told through /5(27).

But the gist of it is that the Huertgen Forest was one hugely difficult military challenge to overcome and according to this author the way it was This battle however was as brutal as any of the war. The book is a bit difficult to follow, especially if you aren't familiar with military chain of command/5.

The Battle of the Huertgen Forest, first published in and written by Official Department of the Army Historian Charles B. MacDonald, recounts the story of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II/5(5). In addition, Hürtgen Forest residents tell of the legacy of the battle, including the threat posed by countless unexploded munitions left in the ground 75 years after the conflict in Europe ended.

Famed novelist Ernest Hemingway, a friend of Colonel Lanham and a correspondent for Collier’s magazine, described the Battle of Hürtgen Forest as “Passchendaele with tree bursts.” He was recalling the grim Western Front battle of in which British and Canadian troops sufferedcasualties in gaining a five-mile-deep salient.

The attack into the Hurtgen was preceded by air attacks by the USAAF and the RAF. Thunderbolts, Lightnings, and Typhoons pounded the German border defenses.

M10 in the Hurtgen Forest Tank Destroyer Battalion. But tree cover would prevent them from providing the support they could in.

Focus On: 30 Most Popular Battles of World War II Involving the United States: Battle of Iwo Jima, Omaha Beach, Battle of Anzio, Battle of Hürtgen Forest, in Italy, Operation Nordwind, etc.

Werewolf. Only 3 left in stock - order soon. THE BATTLE OF THE HUERTGEN FOREST is one of his best books, not only compulsively readable, but tackling a part of WW2 very few Americans know about - mainly because it was conveniently edited out of the postwar histories (including Eisenhower's entertaining exercise in selective memory, CRUSADE IN EUROPE.)/5(4).

IN LATE OCTOBERthe U.S. First Army set up its winter headquarters in the Belgian town of Spa. A flourishing resort since the s—the German travel-guide publisher Karl Baedeker had called it “the oldest European watering-place of any importance”—Spa reached its zenith in the 18th century with visits by Peter the Great and other potentates keen to promenade beneath the elms or Author: Ehoward.

In The Battle of the Huertgen Forest, Charles B. MacDonald assesses this major American operation, discussing the opposing forces on the eve of the battle and offering a clearly written and well-documented history of the battle and the bitter consequences of the American move into the forest.

Drawing on his own combat experience, MacDonald. The Battle of Huertgen site of one of the bloodiest battlegrounds for U.S. troops during World War II, yet few outside of Germany know of its whereabouts or what transpired there in. From September to February '45, in the longest battle ever fought by the U.S.

Army, division after division were sent into the Hurtgen Forest on the Belgian-German border. By the time the smoke cleared, nea GIs had been killed or : $ When Trumpets Fade is a HBO war film directed by John Irvin and starring Ron Eldard, Frank Whaley, Zak Orth, and Dylan Bruno.

First presented on JProduced by John Kemeny and written by W.W. Vought, it is set during the World War II Battle of Hürtgen Forest, in Directed by: John Irvin. The Battle of Hürtgen Forest was overshadowed by the American victory in the Battle of the Bulge, and as a result, few books and articles have been written about it.

It is for this reason, for those who may not have heard of the battle or for those who simply want to. Get this from a library. The battle of Hurtgen Forest.

[Charles Whiting] -- Thirty thousand American GIs were killed or wounded in the longest battle ever fought by the US Army - a battle that should never have been fought. From September to Februaryeight. That being said, I still recommend the book. The Battle of Hurtgen Forest is very well researched and contains excellent details and descriptions of attacks, battles, battlefield exploits and heroics.

Whiting also includes the ugly side of battle; looting, rape, indiscriminate killing, the /5(). The Battle of the Huertgen Forest, first published in and written by Official Department of the Army Historian Charles B. MacDonald, recounts the story of one of the bloodiest battles of World War Septemberthree months after the invasion of Normandy, Allied armies prepared to push German forces back into their homeland.3/5(1).

The battle of the Hurtgen Forest. The first American unit involved in the Hurtgen Forest battle was the 9th Infantry Division. Early in the morning of September 14th,elements of the 9th Infantry Division, supported by the th Tank Battalion started their advance across the Belgian – German border at the villages of Roetgen and Monschau.

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From September to February '45, in the longest battle ever fought by the U.S. Army, division after division were sent into the Hurtgen Forest on the Belgian-German border. By the time the smoke c. Get this from a library. The battle of Hurtgen Forest. [Charles Whiting] -- The officially covered-up defeat of 12 US Divisions, the lead up to the Battle of the Bulge.

Operation Market-Garden and the ‘Battle of the Bulge’ are two of the most documented and written about battles in history, ensuring that they will never be forgotten by present and future generations.

On the other hand, only a handful of books and articles have been written about the Huertgen Forest battle and most of them in the last decade. The Battle of the Hürtgen Forest on the German-Belgian border in September to December is rightly remembered as 'The Meat Grinder', when US troops endur.

I now know so much better what fighting was like in the Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge for these men. The This was a great, quick read. I was drawn to it because my father fought in the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the Fourth Infantry Division from D Day through V-E Day, and so the author's accounts of the battles had to be like those /5.

The battle for the forest ended abruptly in December, when a sudden German offensive through the Ardennes to the south forced the Allied armies to fall back, regroup, and start their attack again, this time culminating in the collapse of the Nazi regime in May In The Battle of the Huertgen Forest, Charles B.

MacDonald assesses this major. The author was a lieutenant in the infantry in the Huertgen Forest during the Battle of the Bulge. The most remarkable part of the book is the lack of contact he had with the enemy. His war involved avoiding artillery fire and mines which took a tremendous toll on the infantry/5.

Directed by John Irvin. With Ron Eldard, Zak Orth, Frank Whaley, Dylan Bruno. A private in the latter days of WWII on the German front struggles between his will to survive and what his superiors perceive as a battlefield instinct/10(K).

The Battle of Hürtgen Forest PART 4 - Duration: ColonelErnie1views. Only Few Seconds - WW2 Short film (Wehrmacht vs Easy Company) - Duration:   Gray skies hung low and a steady drizzle dripped through the tall, dense fir trees near the German-Belgian border on the morning of Thursday, Novemduring the Battle of Hürtgen Forest.

Thirty thousand American G.I.s were killed or wounded in the longest battle ever fought by the U.S. Army - a battle that was ignored for so long, a battle that should never have been fought.

From September to Februaryeight U.S. infantry and two U.S. armoured divisions were thrown into the "green hell of Hurtgen" - fifty square miles of thick, rugged, hilly woods on the Belgian.

The Hürtgen forest (also: Huertgen Forest; German: Hürtgenwald) is located along the border between Belgium and Germany, in the southwest corner of the German federal state of North ly 50 square miles ( km 2) in area, the forest lies within a triangle outlined by the German towns of Aachen, Monschau, and Rur River runs along the forest's eastern nates: Coordinates: 50°42′03″N 6°25′42″E /.

The most direct route to the dams lay through the Hürtgen Forest, a man-made forest preserve of densely packed fir trees in rough terrain. It was also one of the most heavily fortified areas of the Siegfried Line, some square miles of dense woods, deep ravines, and high ridges.

This book was a good oral history of the battle of the Hurtgen forest. It gave a good overview of the campaign with lots of first hand accounts.

The author has written many oral histories of American troops in world war two. I have read several of his other works.4/5. The Battle of the Huertgen Forest. New York: Jove, United States Army in World War II: The European Theater of Operations: The Siegfried Line Campaign. The Battle of Hurtgen Forest by Charles Whiting is a well-written, carefully researched, and thoroughly engrossing account by a dedicated professional of the six month struggle, mostly unknown except by obscure reference, during the last months of the Second World War that served little or no purpose.5/5(2).

the fight for the h?rtgen forest Books and Documents When American forces reached the German border in Septemberthey ran into miles of steel-reinforced, concrete anti-tank defenses, for obvious reasons called "dragon's teeth," that formed part of the German fortifications of Adolf Hitler's West Wall, better known to Allied soldiers as.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hürtgen Forest, Chris Hartley talks about his book, 'The Lost Soldier: The Ordeal of a World War II GI from the Home Front to the Hürtgen Forest.'.Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (Autumn, 9 CE), conflict between the Roman Empire and Germanic insurgents.

The Germanic leader Arminius ambushed three Roman legions headed by Publius Quinctilius Varus. Arminius destroyed all three legions and ultimately prevented Rome from subjugating Germania east of the Rhine River.