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aka the Battle of the Reichswald

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Veritable


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mx6iNKyZFQ[/youtube]

Interesting 70 years ago this week.

i thought this quote from Wikipedia was interesting...

After the war, General Dwight Eisenhower, the Allied Supreme Commander, commented this "was some of the fiercest fighting of the whole war" and "a bitter slugging match in which the enemy had to be forced back yard by yard". Montgomery, the Army Group commander, wrote "the enemy parachute troops fought with a fanaticism un-excelled at any time in the war" and "the volume of fire from enemy weapons was the heaviest which had so far been met by British troops in the campaign.


- Thacker, Toby (2006). The End of the Third Reich. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. pp. 92–93. ISBN 0-7524-3939-1.
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