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 Battle of Aachen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Aachen was a battle in World War II that took place in October 1944 in the German city of Aachen.
At the time of this battle, there were only about 20,000 civilians living there, the remainder of some 160,000 inhabitants (1939 census) that had been evacuated by the German commander Gerhard von Schwerin to protect them from Allied attacks.
Franz Oppenhoff was appointed by the Allies as the new Mayor of Aachen, but he was soon shot by Werwolf partisans spreading terror among the Germans desiring to collaborate with the Allies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Aachen   (458 words)

  
 Aachen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Aachen ([ˈaːxən] Dutch Aken, French Aix-la-Chapelle, Latin Aquisgranum, Ripuarian Oche) is a spa city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on the border with Belgium and the Netherlands, 65 km to the west of Cologne, and the westernmost city in Germany.
After the Battle of Aachen, it was the first German city to be overrun by Allied troops.
RWTH Aachen, established in 1870, is one of the major Institutes of Technology, especially for electrical and mechanical engineering, computer sciences and physics.
www.higiena-system.com /wiki/link-Aachen   (995 words)

  
 Aachen - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Aachen (French Aix-la-Chapelle), city in west central Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen), near Belgium and the Netherlands....
The very same month of June, which in 1940 witnessed the supreme triumph of German arms, saw four years later the decisive turn leading to the defeat of Germany and her allies and satellites.
Aix-la-Chapelle, Treaties of, two pacts signed in the city of Aix-la-Chapelle (now Aachen), Germany.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Aachen.html   (100 words)

  
 The MOUT Homepage
Aachen (1944): The battle for Aachen, Germany, in the fall of 1944, developed during the U.S. First Army's offensive to breach the Westwall fortifications and the vaunted Siegfried Line.
Aachen, as the ancient capital of Charlemagne, had symbolic political and psychological significance to both the Germans and Americans.
The battle for Hue is considered to be one of the most intense and savage battles of the Vietnam conflict.
www.specialoperations.com /mout/battles.html   (1560 words)

  
 Stars and Stripes — Remembering World War II
Aachen was a city condemned to death, waiting mutely for the hour.
A fine rain was falling and unshaven infantrymen slogged through the muddy streets of Aachen-Forst, walking gingerly in the debris and rubble, trying to keep the stub of a cigarette alive as the water dripped from their helmets and made smoking almost impossible.
The battle for Aachen set the pattern for all future German cities to fall under the hammer blow of the American military machine.
www.pstripes.com /ww2/stories/aachen.html   (2399 words)

  
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None of the infantry divisions engaged in the battles east of Metz were scheduled for employment in the Ardennes, but the redeployment in the south of two divisions from the Eifel sector necessitated the premature commitment of two Volks Grenadier divisions from the Replacement Army as their relief.
The Third Battle of Aachen, begun on 16 November, was even more threatening in the eyes of OB WEST than the Allied drive in Lorraine.
By the first week of December the Aachen battle had resulted in the direct commitment or a cessation of training and rehabilitation in the case of five panzer-type and seven infantry divisions.
history.sandiego.edu /cdr2/BYRD/BATTLE_O/GREEN_BO/CHAP_03.TXT   (6984 words)

  
 WW2 - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Soviets later encircled and captured the German Sixth Army at the Battle of Stalingrad (1942-43), decisively defeated the Axis during the Battle of Kursk, and broke the Siege of Leningrad.
Japanese expansion was finally stopped and the Allies went on the offensive at the Battle of Milne Bay and the Battle of Guadalcanal, both in the Southwest Pacific.
In the Battle of the Caucasus, fought in the late summer and fall of 1942, the Axis forces captured the oil fields.
www.timesharetalk.co.uk /wiki.asp?k=WW2   (7437 words)

  
 The MOUT Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Three battles where time played a critical role in the attacker’s strategic timetable (and this role was not anticipated) were Aachen, Khorramshashr, and Stalingrad.
In most battle environments it appears unrealistic to envision complete isolation of a city until enemy forces to the rear of the city are pushed far beyond its outermost boundaries.
Also, in many battles, attacking troops were not properly trained for urban warfare and felt inadequate in their ability to fight on equal terms with the defender.
www.specialoperations.com /mout/battles2.html   (1800 words)

  
 TIME.com: Models for Destruction -- Oct. 23, 1944 -- Page 1
Aachen was doomed, but the destruction of Charlemagne's historic residence was now no more than an episode in the tense tactical drama on the western front.
The battle that raged in mounting fury northeast of the German border city was far more significant.
By midweek, when Aachen had been beaten into mortar-stained destruction, the German command apparently came to its decision: the battle centered on Aachen was indeed the real thing.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,932456,00.html   (761 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Bloody Aachen (West Wall Series) (West Wall): Books: Charles Whiting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Aachen was the first major German city captured by American forces in WWII, and therefore rates more attention than it has so far received by the writers of military history.
Aachen was a major engagement for the 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One), yet Whiting spends far more time reporting the activities of the 30th Infantry Division and the 3rd and 5th Armored Divisions.
The reader will come away with a general idea of how Aachen was captured, and some idea of the horror the troops experienced, but the reader will finish the book wishing that some other author would take up the challenge to report the capture of Aachen in a manner that the event truly deserves.
www.amazon.com /Bloody-Aachen-West-Wall/dp/1580970540   (1320 words)

  
 History of the 634th Tank Destroyer Battalion
The purpose of this operation was to cut all roads leading into Aachen, thereby cutting off all supplies and reinforcements to the troops garrisoned in that city.
From the Battle of Aachen the Battalion moved into the Hurtgen Forest and participated in the historic battle that took place there.
After the Battle of the Harz Mountains, the Battalion traveled a distance of more than 200 miles and by 23 April all units were employed either in the northwestern part of Czechoslovakia or immediately outside the border in Germany.
www.geewiz.net /history/634hist.htm   (3022 words)

  
 18th INFANTRY REGIMENT ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
Aachen is located on the western boundary of the German fatherland, at the junction of the German, Belgian, and Dutch borders.
This victory resulted in a battle streamer for the colors, inscribed "Aachen", a Presidential Unit Citation for the First Battalion, which took and defended Crucifix Hill, and the Third Battalion, which took and defended the Ravelsberg, two Medal of Honor awards, and several DSC citations.
The detailed accounts of these battles as described in American Iliad are outstanding and compelling, but even they only scratch the surface of the courage and sacrifice displayed by the soldiers of the 18th Infantry and the rest of the First Division during the battles for Aachen and in the Huertgen Forest.
www.18inf.org /newsletter1004.htm   (4369 words)

  
 Bunker 161
On page 54 can be read, that the outskirts of Aachen were shot at by heavy artillery, especially on their own artillery positions, in the early evening.
Its panoramic view was a treat for hikers coming from Aachen through the forest, who only had to go upstairs after a climb up the hill for a view over the treetops.
Osterroht also noted in his study on page 56, that the advance on Aachen stopped at the northern edge of the forest, and several pillboxes to the left and right of the salient were conquered.
members.home.nl /mjbtje/bunker_161.htm   (2279 words)

  
 Chapter 2-THE ARDENNES: BATTLE OF THE BULGE
They hardly could have expected a pleasant reception: the embattled city of Aachen had fallen to the Americans, and they had the unpleasant task of pressing OKW for a favorable answer to Rundstedt's repeated-and unanswered-requests for more divisions to prevent an Allied breakthrough to the Ruhr.
Despite all protestations that the final battle would be won or lost in the west, the Fuehrer could not bring himself to take troops from the Eastern Front and stake everything on a quick decision in the west.
The latter operation, designated by the Germans as the Third Battle of Aachen but known to Americans as the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, had been forecast with bitter foreboding in Model's headquarters.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/7-8/7-8_2.htm   (5497 words)

  
 Combat Bulletin Number 5 (Battle of Aachen)
Battle of Aachen: The city of Aachen is shelled by 155mm howitzers after Germans reject an American ultimatum to evacuate the city October 18th.
American armored units push through the middle of Aachen.
Japanese Americans of the 7th Army prepare for and take part in the battle for Bunyers October 14th.
www.ihffilm.com /88.html   (246 words)

  
 World History Database of events in day 21st Oct Daily Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Napoleon's invasion of England is broken at the battle of Trafalgar
Nelson is killed but the battle is won & England is safe from French invasion
Hodges' 1st Army captures Aachen, the 1st breach of the Siegfried Line
www.badley.info /history/2110.day.html   (652 words)

  
 ab-con1
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE The German attack in the Ardennes in December 1944.
Crime in WWII - Battle of Britain Investigation - The fate of the crew of Leutnant Albert Metzger's Heinkel on a south coast beach.
ST. MALO - The bitter battle for this French Channel port in August 1944 Cezembre - The German fortress island pulverised during the battle Preservation - Spur Battery dismantled - Terry Gander describes the move of a 9.2-inch gun from Gibraltar to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.
www.afterthebattle.com /ab-con1.html   (15112 words)

  
 Chapter III-THE ARDENNES: BATTLE OF THE BULGE
A straight line between Paris and Berlin will bisect the Eifel and Ardennes, but the movement of armies during the centuries normally had followed the easier roads going around this area: in the north via Liège-Maubeuge or the Flanders plains, in the south via the Metz gateway.
The Low Ardennes tends to be open and rolling, but includes two plateaus: that of Herve, between Liège and Aachen, and Condroz, between the lower Ourthe and the Meuse in the vicinity of Dinant.
For the smaller tactical units, the chopped-up nature of the ground plus the peculiar timber formations in which dense wood lots are interspersed with natural or manmade clearings, indicates the development of a series of small, semi-independent engagements once the larger battle is joined.
www.army.mil /cmh/books/wwii/7-8/7-8_3.htm   (6913 words)

  
 On duty in Aachen as Luftwaffenhelfer
We felt closer to the soldiers than the Hitler Youth, and were proud to wear the typical Luftwaffe belt and the buckle adorned with the eagle.
He experienced the very heavy air-raid on Aachen on the night of April 11th, at the Easter holiday, and for him it was a bit too close for comfort.
There I was in battle dress, dirty, hungry-looking, with a carbine, ammunition pouches, steel helmet, knapsack, haversack and water-bottle, and there in the square by pure chance, was my grandfather.
www.bnv-bamberg.de /home/ba5203/aachen-e.htm   (3624 words)

  
 Call of Duty Files - SP Aachen Info
Here's an amazing new single-player map for CoDUO by Yorkshire_Rifles, which has been beautifully crafted in regards to the German city of Aachen on which it is based.
First day of the battle of Aachen, first German city to be overrun by Allied troops in October 1944.
During the battle for Aachen the US 29th Infantry Regiment (1st Division) adopted a new motto --- KNOCK EM ALL DOWN.
callofduty.filefront.com /file/Aachen;56633   (1615 words)

  
 WORLD WAR II LIBRARY
The Battle of the Generals: The Untold Story of the Falaise Pocket.
Battling Buzzards: The Odyssey of the 517th Parachute RCT.
The German Order of Battle: Waffen SS and Other Units in World War II.
www.uni.edu /~licari/library.htm   (1828 words)

  
 Aachen travel guide - Wikitravel
Aachen [1] is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The cemetery is the final resting place for 7,992 American military dead lost during the drive into Germany the Battle of the Bulge.
A monument is inscribed with the names of 450 Americans whose remains were never found or identified.
wikitravel.org /en/Aachen   (332 words)

  
 List of battles 1901-forward
1937 Battle of Nanjing - early November to December 13 - Japanese victory after 2 months siege of the capital of Republic of China.
1943 Battle of Osankarica[?] January 8 Over 200 Germans massacred all 69 men and women of the Pohorje battalion.
1944 Battle of the Hurtgen Forest[?] Begins in October 6 – Volksturm[?] and German tank unit repulses 8 US infantry regiments and two armored divisions in a 6-month battle.
www.fastload.org /li/List_of_battles_1901-forward.html   (1673 words)

  
 Welcome to 738th TANK BATTALION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Moved to Tongeren, Belgium in December 1944 and took an active part in the Battle of the Bulge, suffering many casualties both Killed In Action and Wounded in Action.
Company B was cited for bravery by the Belgium Government for its part in this battle.
After taking part in the Battle for Aachen, Germny, the unit returned to Belgium and spent the next months in mopping-up operations and refitting.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitPageFullText/1,13476,704115,00.html   (485 words)

  
 Across The Battlefields - The Playtest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Collins deployed the 1st Division to cover Aachen, sent the armor toward Stolburg and ordered the 9th to "sweep" the Huertgen forest.
It was now time to launch an attack at the westwall left of Aachen just near those high valued objectives.
The German PO has reinforced the area of Aachen however I have managed to go around him and have entered Aachen.
www.wargamer.com /Hosted/acrossthebattlefield/vol2/itshow.htm   (994 words)

  
 United States Equestrian Federation, Inc : News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Aachen promises a star-studded line-up as so many of the top nations are taking a final look at their Olympic contenders there, so it should be an epic battle and team selectors will need to be aware that any weakness in their side is likely to be severely punished this time out.
The Belgians came dangerously close to victory themselves in Rotterdam when challenging for the honours in a two-way jump-off against the clock and, lying fourth, are showing a strength we have not seen from them for some time but they have only a one-point advantage over the British who are holding firm in fifth spot.
The Americans have been absolutely consistent when picking up three points at each of the four Super League shows so far to leave them in sixth spot and they are 3.5 points ahead of the Irish in seventh who, despite a good result when third last time out, are definitely still in hot water.
www.usef.org /content/newsDisplay/viewPR.php?id=47   (892 words)

  
 Association of the United States Army: REVIEWS/DECEMBER 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
But it was at Aachen where Dawson saw his most intense combat where, day after day, he and his men withstood constant infantry and tank attacks.
Company G held the line, preventing the Germans from reaching Aachen, the first German city to be captured by the Allies.
It is not until the race across France and the battle for Aachen that Dawson provides more detailed pictures of face-to-face battle.
www.ausa.org /webpub/DeptArmyMagazine.nsf/byid/KHYL-6J9KAW   (3550 words)

  
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Comprising descriptions of the principal battles, sieges, and other events of the War of Independence: interspersed with characteristic anecdotes
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