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

Personal Author(s) : St. Laurent,P. J. ; Crow,C. L. ; Everette,J. S. ; Fontenot,G. ; Hester,R. V.

PDF Url : ADA156948

Report Date : 23 MAY 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 115

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 German's timetable. The Americans at St. Vith held their ground until ordered to withdraw. (author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *BATTLES, *MILITARY TACTICS, *BELGIUM, GERMANY(EAST AND WEST), MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), TACTICAL WARFARE, HISTORY, CASE STUDIES, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, ARMOR, INFANTRY, WINTER, ARTILLERY, CAVALRY, ANTITANK WARFARE, ARMY OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE