Osprey's examination of the confrontation between the US Army and German forces in Lorraine during World War II (1939-1945). In the wake of the defeat in Normandy in the summer of 1944, Hitler planned to stymie the Allied advance by cutting off Patton's Third Army in the Lorraine with a great Panzer offensive. But Patton's aggressive tactics continued to thwart German plans and led to a series of violent armored battles. The battle-hardened Wehrmacht confronted the better-equipped and better-trained US Army. The Germans managed to re-establish a fragile defensive line but could not stop the US Army from establishing bridgeheads over the Moselle along Germany's western frontier.
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Table of Contents
Origins of the Battle/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The Moselle Bridgeheads/Defense or Counter-Attack in Lorraine?/The Panzers Attack/Stalemate/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/Wargaming the Lorraine battles/Select bibliography