Accession Number:

ADA156948

Title:

The Battle of St. Vith, Defense and Withdrawal by Encircled Forces. German 5th & 6th Panzer Armies versus U.S. 7th Armored Division and Attachments, 17-23 December 1944.

Descriptive Note:

Student paper,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBAT STUDIES INST

Report Date:

1984-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

When the German Ardennes offensive of December 1944 ruptured the front of the U.S. First Army, American elements were committed to defend selected transportation bottlenecks in the path of the German advance. St. Vith, Belgium, was one of these. 7th Armored Division reinforced held the position against major elements of two German Panzer Armies for six days, seriously disrupting the Germans timetable. The Americans at St. Vith held their ground until ordered to withdraw. author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE