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5th Armored Division (United States)

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The 5th Armored Division ("Victory") was an armored formation of the United States Army active from 1941 to 1945 and from 1950 to 1956. [1]

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Aachen

Aachen, also known as Bad Aachen (Ripuarian: Óche, Limburgish: Aoke, French: Aix-la-Chapelle, Dutch: Aken, Latin: Aquisgranum) is a German spa and border town located between the Eifel, South Limburg (Netherlands) and High Fens (Belgium) regions in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Aisne (river)

The Aisne is a river in northeastern France, left tributary of the river Oise.

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Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine

The Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine was a phase in the Western European Campaign of World War II.

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Argentan

Argentan is a commune and the seat of two cantons and of an arrondissement in the Orne department in northwestern France.

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Armor Branch (United States)

The Armor Branch of the United States Army is an active combat arms branch.

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Armoured warfare

Armoured warfare or tank warfare is the use of armoured fighting vehicles in modern warfare.

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Avranches

Avranches is a commune in the Manche department in the Lower Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.

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Charleville-Mézières

Charleville-Mézières is a commune in northern France, capital of the Ardennes department in the Champagne-Ardenne region.

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Combat command

A Combat Command was a combined-arms military organization of comparable size to a brigade or regiment employed by armored forces of the United States Army from 1942 until 1963.

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Condé-sur-l'Escaut

Condé-sur-l'Escaut is a commune of the Nord department in northern France.

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Coutances

Coutances is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.

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Dannenberg (Elbe)

Dannenberg is a town in the district Lüchow-Dannenberg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Division (military)

A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.

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Dreux

Dreux is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.

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Elbe

The Elbe (Elbe; Low German: Elv) is one of the major rivers of Central Europe.

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Eure (river)

The Eure is a river in northern France, left tributary of the Seine.

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Falaise pocket

The Falaise Pocket or Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12–21 August 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War.

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Forest of Compiègne

The Forest of Compiègne (French: Forêt de Compiègne) is a large forest in the region of Picardy, France, near the city of Compiègne and approximately north of Paris.

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Invasion of Normandy

The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion by and establishment of Western Allied forces in Normandy, during Operation Overlord in 1944 during World War II; the largest amphibious invasion to ever take place.

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Klötze

Klötze is a town in the Altmarkkreis Salzwedel (district), in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

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Le Mans

Le Mans is a city in France, located on the Sarthe River.

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Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe

Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.

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Lunsford E. Oliver

Lunsford Errett Oliver (March 17, 1889 – October 13, 1978) was an American soldier, who commanded the 5th Armored Division during World War II.

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Luxembourg City

The city of Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg, Luxembourg, Luxemburg), also known as Luxembourg City (Stad Lëtzebuerg or d'Stad, Ville de Luxembourg, Stadt Luxemburg), is a commune with city status, and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

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Mayenne (river)

The Mayenne is a river in western France principally located in the French region Pays de la Loire.

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Meuse (river)

The Meuse (Walloon: Mouze) or Maas (Maas) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea.

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Monschau

Monschau (Montjoie, Mondjoye) is a small resort town in the Eifel region of western Germany, located in the district Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Ninth United States Army

The Ninth Army is a field army of the United States Army, garrisoned at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.

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Normandy

Normandy (Normandie, pronounced, Norman: Normaundie, from Old French Normanz, plural of Normant, originally from the word for "northman" in several Scandinavian languages) is a geographical region of France corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy.

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Oise (river)

The River Oise is a right tributary of the River Seine, flowing for in Belgium and France.

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Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II.

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Panzer Division Clausewitz

Panzer-Division Clausewitz was a German panzer division during World War II, named for Carl von Clausewitz.

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Rhine

--> The Rhine is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Austrian, Swiss- Liechtenstein border, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the Rhineland and eventually empties into the North Sea in the Netherlands.

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River Somme

The Somme is a river in Picardy, northern France.

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Rur

The Rur river (German; in Dutch and French: Roer river) is a major river which flows through portions of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

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Sedan, Ardennes

Sedan is a commune in France, a sub-prefecture of the Ardennes department in northern France.

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Seine

The Seine (La Seine) is a long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France.

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Sereno E. Brett

Sereno Elmer Brett (October 31, 1891 – September 9, 1952) was a highly decorated United States Army officer with the rank of Brigadier General, who served in both world wars and played a key, if less recognized, role in the development of armored warfare.

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Siegfried Line

This article is about the World War II German defensive line known in English as the "Siegfried Line" and in German as the "Westwall" The original Siegfried Line (Siegfriedstellung) was a World War I line of defensive forts and tank defenses built by Germany in northern France during 1916–1917 as a section of the Hindenburg Line.

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Tangermünde

Tangermünde is a historic town on the Elbe River in the district of Stendal, in the northeastern part of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

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Twelfth United States Army Group

The Twelfth United States Army Group was the largest and most powerful United States Army formation ever to take to the field.

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United States Army

The United States Army (USA) is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations.

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United States Army Center of Military History

The United States Army Center of Military History (CMH) is a directorate within the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army.

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Utah Beach

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, during World War II.

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V Corps (United States)

V Corps was a regular corps of the United States Army during World War I, World War II, Cold War, Kosovo, and War on Terrorism.

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Verviers

Verviers is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège.

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Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (7 May in Commonwealth realms) to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.

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Vitré, Ille-et-Vilaine

Vitré is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.

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Wallendorf (Eifel)

Wallendorf (Eifel) is a municipality in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, on the Sauer river.

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Wesel

Wesel is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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Western Allied invasion of Germany

The Western Allied invasion of Germany was conducted by the Western Allies in the final months of fighting in the European theatre in World War II.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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XIII Corps (United States)

Activated on 7 December 1942 in Providence, Rhode Island, the XIII Corps fought for 180 days in the European Theater of Operations, fighting from the Netherlands to the Elbe River.

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34th Armor Regiment

The 34th Armor Regiment is an armored regiment of the United States Army formed in 1941.

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46th Infantry Regiment (United States)

The 46th Infantry Regiment ("The Professionals") is a unit in the United States Army that served in WWII and Vietnam.

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4th Armored Division (United States)

The 4th Armored Division of the United States Army was an Armored Division that compiled a distinguished career while spearheading for General Patton's Third Army in the European theater of World War II.

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628th Tank Destroyer Battalion

The 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion was a tank destroyer battalion of the United States Army active during the Second World War.

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6th Armored Division (United States)

The 6th Armored Division ("Super Sixth") was an armored division of the United States Army during World War II.

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81st Armor Regiment

The 81st Armor Regiment currently has two active battalions, the 1st and 3rd, both of which are assigned to the 194th Armor Brigade, US Army Armor Center, Fort Benning, GA.

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90th Infantry Division (United States)

The 90th Infantry Division ("Tough 'Ombres") was a unit of the United States Army that served in World War I and World War II.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_Armored_Division_(United_States)

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