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The Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine was a phase in the Western European Campaign of World War II.
The Armor Branch of the United States Army is an active combat arms branch.
Armoured warfare, mechanised warfare or tank warfare is the use of armoured fighting vehicles in modern warfare.
Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart (31 October 1895 – 29 January 1970), commonly known throughout most of his career as Captain B. H. Liddell Hart, was a British soldier, military historian and military theorist.
Baeredorf (Bärendorf) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in northeastern France.
Bastogne (Dutch: Bastenaken, German: Bastnach or Bastenach, Luxembourgish: Baaschtnech) is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg in the Ardennes.
The Battle of Arracourt took place between U.S. and German armored forces near the town of Arracourt, Lorraine, France between 18 and 29 September 1944, during World War II.
The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
Bining (Lorraine Franconian: Bininge) is a commune in the Moselle department of the Grand Est administrative region in north-eastern France.
A brigade is a major tactical military formation that is typically composed of three to six battalions plus supporting elements.
The British Armed Forces, also known as Her/His Majesty's Armed Forces, are the military services responsible for the defence of the United Kingdom, its overseas territories and the Crown dependencies.
Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the northwest of France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation.
Bruce Cooper Clarke was a United States Army general.
Camp Bowie is a United States National Guard training center located in west central Texas on the southern outskirts of Brownwood.
Camp Forrest, located in Tullahoma, Tennessee, was one of the U.S. Army's largest training bases during World War II.
Camp Myles Standish was a U.S. Army camp located in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Captain (Capt) is a junior officer rank of the British Army and Royal Marines and in both services it ranks above lieutenant and below major with a NATO ranking code of OF-2.
Chambrey (Kambrich) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.
Coutances is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.
Crailsheim is a town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
Creighton Williams Abrams Jr. (September 15, 1914 – September 4, 1974) was a United States Army general who commanded military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968–1972, which saw U.S. troop strength in South Vietnam reduced from a peak of 543,000 to 49,000.
Creuzburg is a town on the Werra river in the Wartburgkreis in Thuringia, Germany.
The Croix de guerre 1939–1945 (War Cross 1939–1945) is a French military decoration, a version of the Croix de guerre created on September 26, 1939, to honour people who fought with the Allies against the Axis forces at any time during World War II.
The Cumberland Mountains are a mountain range in the southeastern section of the Appalachian Mountains.
Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia (Czech and Československo, Česko-Slovensko), was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the:Czech Republic and:Slovakia on 1 January 1993.
The Desert Training Center (DTC), also known as California-Arizona Maneuver Area (CAMA), was a World War II training facility established in the Mojave Desert and Sonoran Desert, largely in Southern California and Western Arizona in 1942.
Dieuze is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.
The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army (and previously the United States Air Force), for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.
A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.
This list of United States Army divisions is divided into three eras: 1911–1917, 1917–1941, and 1941–present.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
Erlangen (East Franconian: Erlang) is a Middle Franconian city in Bavaria, Germany.
Erwin Rommel (15 November 1891 – 14 October 1944) was a German general and military theorist.
The European theatre of World War II, also known as the Second European War, was a huge area of heavy fighting across Europe, from Germany's and the Soviet Union's joint invasion of Poland in September 1939 until the end of the war with the Soviet Union conquering most of Eastern Europe along with the German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945 (Victory in Europe Day).
The First Army is the oldest and longest established field army of the United States Army, having seen service in both World War I and World War II, under some of the most famous and distinguished officers of the U.S. Army.
Fort Drum is a U.S. Army military reservation and a census-designated place in Jefferson County, New York, United States.
Fort Hood is a U.S. military post located in Killeen, Texas.
The fourragère is a military award, distinguishing military units as a whole, in the form of a braided cord.
Frontline (styled by the program as FRONTLINE) is the flagship investigative journalism series of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), producing in-depth documentaries on a variety of domestic and international stories and issues, and broadcasting them on air and online.
Göppingen is a town in southern Germany, part of the Stuttgart Region of Baden-Württemberg.
In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and United States Air Force, general (abbreviated as GEN in the Army or Gen in the Air Force and Marine Corps) is a four-star general officer rank, with the pay grade of O-10.
General George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
Gotha is the fifth-largest city in Thuringia, Germany, located west of Erfurt and east of Eisenach with a population of 44,000.
Gros-Réderching (Lorraine Franconian: Grossrederschinge) is a commune in the Moselle department of the Grand Est administrative region in north-eastern France.
Harold William "H.W." Coyle (born February 16, 1952) is an American writer and author of historical, speculative fiction and war novels including Team Yankee, a New York Times best-seller.
Hénaménil is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.
Not to be Confused with Hugh Gaffney the Scottish Labour MP.
III Corps is a corps of the United States Army headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas.
The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they assaulted Normandy, located on the northern coast of France, on 6 June 1944.
James H. Fields (June 26, 1920 – June 17, 1970) was a United States Army captain and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration for valor—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in France during World War II.
James Richard Hendrix (August 20, 1925 – November 14, 2002) was a United States Army master sergeant and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration for valor—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in Belgium during World War II.
John Shirley Wood (January 11, 1888 – July 2, 1966) was a United States Army major general.
Joseph John Sadowski (December 8, 1917 – September 14, 1944) was a United States Army sergeant and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration for valor—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in France during World War II.
Killeen is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States.
Lauterbach is a town in the Vogelsbergkreis district of the federal state of Hesse in central Germany.
Many Army divisions have over the years earned nicknames; some laudatory, some derogatory, but mostly colorful.
The Loire (Léger; Liger) is the longest river in France and the 171st longest in the world.
Lunéville (German, obsolete) is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in France.
Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg, Luxembourg, Luxemburg), also known as Luxembourg City (Stad Lëtzebuerg or d'Stad, Ville de Luxembourg, Stadt Luxemburg, Luxemburg-Stadt), is the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (also named "Luxembourg"), and the country's most populous commune.
The M1 Abrams is an American third-generation main battle tank named for General Creighton Abrams.
The Main (is a river in Germany. With a length of (including its 52 km long source river White Main), it is the longest right tributary of the Rhine. It is also the longest river lying entirely in Germany (if the Weser and the Werra are considered as two separate rivers; together they are longer). The largest cities along the Main are Frankfurt am Main and Würzburg.
In the United States Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, major is a field grade military officer rank above the rank of captain and below the rank of lieutenant colonel.
In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and United States Air Force, major general is a two-star general-officer rank, with the pay grade of O-8.
Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
The Mojave Desert is an arid rain-shadow desert and the driest desert in North America.
The Moselle (la Moselle,; Mosel; Musel) is a river flowing through France, Luxembourg, and Germany.
Nancy (Nanzig) is the capital of the north-eastern French department of Meurthe-et-Moselle, and formerly the capital of the Duchy of Lorraine, and then the French province of the same name.
Nantes (Gallo: Naunnt or Nantt) is a city in western France on the Loire River, from the Atlantic coast.
Needles (Mojave: ʼAha Kuloh) is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States.
Neu-Ulm is the capital of the Neu-Ulm district and a town in Swabia, Bavaria.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
Ohrdruf concentration camp was a Nazi forced labor and concentration camp located near Ohrdruf, south of Gotha, in Thuringia, Germany.
Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the First United States Army (Lieutenant General Omar Bradley) seven weeks after the D-Day landings, during the Normandy Campaign of World War II.
Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II.
The Otava is a river in West and South Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Panzergrenadier, shortened as PzGren (modern) or PzG (WWII), is a German term for motorised or mechanized infantry – that is, infantry transported in combat vehicles specialized for such tasks – as introduced during World War II.
Písek (Pisek) is a middle-sized town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.
The Piper J-3 Cub is an American light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft.
--> The Piute Valley is a north–south valley southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, and northwest of Needles.
The Presidential Unit Citation (PUC), originally called the Distinguished Unit Citation, is awarded to units of the Uniformed services of the United States, and those of allied countries, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 December 1941 (the date of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of American involvement in World War II).
--> The Rhine (Rhenus, Rein, Rhein, le Rhin,, Italiano: Reno, Rijn) is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Liechtenstein, Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually empties into the North Sea.
The Saale, also known as the Saxon Saale (Sächsische Saale) and Thuringian Saale (Thüringische Saale), is a river in Germany and a left-bank tributary of the Elbe.
The Saar (Sarre; Saar) is a river in northeastern France and western Germany, and a right tributary of the Moselle.
South Vietnam, officially the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, Việt Nam Cộng Hòa), was a country that existed from 1955 to 1975 and comprised the southern half of what is now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Strakonice (Strakonitz) is a town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.
A techno-thriller (also known as technothrillers) is a hybrid genre drawing from science fiction, thrillers, spy fiction, action, and war novels.
Tennessee (translit) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.
Thomas John Hall "Trap" Trapnell (November 23, 1902 – February 13, 2002) was a United States Army lieutenant general.
Trier (Tréier), formerly known in English as Treves (Trèves) and Triers (see also names in other languages), is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Army Central, formerly the Third United States Army, commonly referred to as the Third Army and as ARCENT is a military formation of the United States Army, which saw service in World War I and World War II, in the 1991 Gulf War, and in the coalition occupation of Iraq.
The United States Constabulary was a United States Army military gendarmerie force.
Utah, commonly known as Utah Beach, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), during World War II.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
The VII Corps of the United States Army was one of the two principal corps of the United States Army Europe during the Cold War.
The U.S. VIII Corps was a corps of the United States Army that saw service during various times over a fifty-year period during the 20th century.
Viviers (Weiher) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.
The Werra, a river in central Germany, forms the right-source of the Weser.
West Germany is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BRD) in the period between its creation on 23 May 1949 and German reunification on 3 October 1990.
The Western Allied invasion of Germany was coordinated by the Western Allies during the final months of hostilities in the European theatre of World War II.
General William Morris Hoge (January 13, 1894 – October 29, 1979) was a United States Army officer who fought in World War I, World War II and the Korean War, with a military career spanning nearly forty years.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Worms is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, situated on the Upper Rhine about south-southwest of Frankfurt-am-Main.
X Corps was a corps of the United States Army in World War II and the Korean War.
Xanrey is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.
The XII Corps fought from northern France to Austria in World War II.
The XV Corps of the US Army was initially constituted on 1 October 1933 as part of the Organized Reserves, and was activated on 15 February 1943 at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana.
The XX Corps of the United States Army fought from northern France to Austria in World War II.
The 101st Airborne Division ("Screaming Eagles") is an elite modular specialized light infantry division of the US Army.
The 1st Armored Division—nicknamed "Old Ironsides"—is a combined arms division of the United States Army.
The 35th Armor Regiment is a Regiment of the United States Army first established in 1941.
The 37th Armor is an armor (tank) regiment of the United States Army.
The 3rd Armored Division ("Spearhead") was an armored division of the United States Army.
The U.S. 41st Infantry Regiment is a regiment of the United States Army.
The 51st Infantry Regiment is a regiment of the United States Army first established in 1917.
The 54th Infantry Regiment (periodically also known as the 54th Armored Infantry Regiment) is a regiment of the United States Army, first constituted for World War I and existing today as a basic training unit stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The 5th Armored Division ("Victory") was an armored formation of the United States Army active from 1941 to 1945 and from 1950 to 1956.
The 66th Armor Regiment is the oldest armored unit in the United States Army (see Iron Knights: the United States 66th Armored Regiment, by Maj. Gordon A. Blaker), tracing its lineage to the 301st Tank Battalion which served with distinction soon after it was formed in the First World War; the 301st trained at Camp Meade, MD, where then Cpt.
The 67th Armor Regiment is an armored regiment in the United States Army first formed in 1929 in the Regular Army as the 67th Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks).