Accession Number:

ADA156950

Title:

Metz: Offensive, Deliberate Attack, MOUT (Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain)

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:

84.0

Abstract:

During the period September-December 1944 the US XX Corps encircled and reduced Metz as a preliminary move to enhance the continued attack eastward of the US Third Army. Recognizing the strategic and political importance of the city, seizure by US forces was strongly contested by elements of the German First Army. The Battle is an excellent example of a Corps sized operation against a well fortified and defended strong point, as well as combat in urban terrain.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE