Central Europe (The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II) by Edward N. Bedessem

Central Europe (The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II)

byEdward N. Bedessem

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Central Europe (The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II)

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To the south, the discovery of a defensive gap in front of the 30th Infantry Division fostered the hope that a full-scale breakout would be possible on 25 March. When limited objective attacks provoked little response on the morning of the 25th, the division commander, Maj. Gen. Leland S. Hobbs, formed two mobile task forces to make deeper thrusts with an eye toward punching through the defense altogether and breaking deep into the German rear. Unfortunately, Hobbs had not fully taken into account the nearly nonexistent road network in front of the XVI Corps bridgehead. Faced with trying to make rapid advances through dense forest on rutted dirt roads and muddy trails, which could be strongly defended by a few determined soldiers and well placed roadblocks, the task forces advanced only about 2 miles on the 25th. The next day they gained some more ground, and one even seized its objective, having slogged a total of 6 miles, but the limited progress forced Hobbs to abandon the hope for a quick breakout.

Title:Central Europe (The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:Maruay EbooksLanguage:English

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