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Battle of the Bulge begins... Initial attack by the Germans...



Item # 649761

December 16, 1944

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, December 16, 1944

* Battle of Bulge begins
* Initial German attack
* World War II - WWII


The front page has a two column heading: "Germans Strike Back at Seventh Army Invasion" with related map. (see)
Complete with 8 pages, light toning at the margins, some spine wear, generally good.

wikipedia notes: On December 16 1944, at 5:30 A.M., the Germans began the assault with a massive, 90-minute artillery barrage using 1,600 artillery pieces across an 80 miles (130 km) front on the Allied troops facing the 6th Panzer Army. The Americans' initial impression was that this was the anticipated, localized counterattack resulting from the Allies' recent attack in the Wahlerscheid sector to the north, where the 2nd Division had knocked a sizable dent in the Siegfried Line. In the northern sector Dietrich's 6th Panzer Army assaulted Losheim Gap and Elsenborn Ridge in an effort to break through to Liège.

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