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Hell in Hurtgen Forest The Ordeal and Triumph of an American Infantry Regiment

ISBN-10: 0700613609

ISBN-13: 9780700613601

Edition: 2001

Authors: Robert Sterling Rush, Louis S. Gerteis

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 11/27/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298

Louis S. Gerteis is the author of From Contraband to Freedman: Federal Policy Toward Southern Blacks, 1861-1865.

Foreword
Introduction
The environment
Terrain and weather in the Hurtgen Forest
The 4th Infantry Division and its 22d Infantry Regiment : an organizational history
The LXXIV Korps and its subordinate divisions : an organizational history
The American soldier : induction, training, and leadership within the 22d Infantry Regiment
The German soldier : induction, training, and leadership within the LXXIV Korps
The Hurtgenwald
Preliminaries to the Hurtgen Forest
Into the forest : the first days (16-19 November)
Into the forest : toward Grosshau (20-24 November)
Grosshau : battle for a village (25-29 November)
Gey : to the edge of the woods (30 November - 4 December)
The aftermath of Hurtgen
Analysis
Organizational effectiveness
What kept the soldier fighting?
Conclusion
Afterword