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Battle of Metz

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The Battle of Metz was a battle fought during World War II at the city of Metz, France, from late September 1944 through mid-December between the U.S. Third Army commanded by Lieutenant General George Patton and the German Army commanded by General Otto von Knobelsdorff. [1]

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

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Armoured cavalry

Armoured cavalry (or U.S. armored) began to replace horse cavalry as the reconnaissance arm in most armies after the First World War, although many armies continued to maintain horse cavalry through the end of the Second World War.

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Arthur Kobus

Arthur Kobus (9 February 1879 – April 1945) was a German general during the Second World War.

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Arthur von Briesen

Arthur von Briesen (26 September 1891 – 15 May 1981) was a Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II.

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Bodo Zimmermann

Bodo Zimmermann (26 November 1886 – 16 April 1963) was a German general during the Second World War.

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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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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

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Edgar Feuchtinger

Edgar Feuchtinger (9 November 1894 – 21 January 1960) was a German General (Generalleutnant) during the Second World War.

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Ernst Schreder

Ernst Schreder (1892–1941) was a German general during the Second World War.

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Eugen Müller

Eugen Müller (19 July 1891 – 24 April 1951) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II.

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Fort Jeanne d'Arc

Fort Jeanne d'Arc, also called Fortified Group Jeanne d'Arc, is a fortification located to the west of Metz in the Moselle department of France.

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Fortifications of Metz

The Fortifications of Metz, a city in northeastern France, are extensive, due to the city's strategic position near the border of France and Germany.

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Günther Rüdel

Günther Rüdel (15 November 1883 – 22 April 1950) was a German general in the Luftwaffe during World War II.

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General officer

A general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.

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Generalleutnant

Generalleutnant, short GenLt, (lieutenant general) is the second highest general officer rank in the German Army (Heer) and the German Air Force (Luftwaffe).

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George S. Patton

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.

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German Army (Wehrmacht)

The German Army (Heer) was the land forces component of the Wehrmacht, the regular German Armed Forces, from 1935 until it was demobilized and later dissolved in August 1946.

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Hanns Benda

Hanns Benda (1877–1951) was a German Admiral during World War II.

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Hans Leistikow

Hans Leistikow was a German general during the Second World War.

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Hans von Salmuth

Hans von Salmuth (11 November 1888 – 1 January 1962) was a German general and war criminal during World War II.

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Hans-Albrecht Lehmann

Hans-Albrecht Lehmann (1894–1976) was a German general during the Second World War.

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Heinrich Kittel

Heinrich Kittel (31 October 1892 – 5 March 1969) was a German general during World War II who commanded the 462nd Infantry Division.

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Heinz Harmel

Heinz Harmel (29 June 1906 – 2 September 2000) was a German SS commander during the Nazi era.

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Herbert Gundelach

Herbert Gundelach (15 June 1899 – 4 November 1971) was a German general during the Second World War.

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Hermann Schaefer

Hermann Schaefer (1885–1962) was a German general during the Second World War.

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III Corps (United States)

III Corps is a corps of the United States Army headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Joachim Degener

Joachim Degener was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II.

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Joachim-Friedrich Lang

Joachim-Friedrich Lang was a German general during World War II.

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Johannes Hintz

Johannes Hintz (1 October 1898 – 21 May 1944) was a German general during World War II.

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Johannes-Rudolf Mühlenkamp

Johannes-Rudolf Mühlenkamp (9 October 1910 – 23 September 1986) was a German SS commander during World War II who led SS Division Wiking.

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Julius von Bernuth

Julius von Bernuth (12 August 1897 – 12 July 1942) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany who served during World War II.

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Karl Kriebel

Karl Kriebel (26 February 1888 – 28 November 1961) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II.

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Kurt Haseloff

Kurt Haseloff (1894–1978) was a German general during World War II.

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Lieutenant general (United States)

In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and the United States Air Force, lieutenant general (abbreviated LTG in the Army, Lt Gen in the Air Force, and LtGen in the Marine Corps) is a three-star general officer rank, with the pay grade of O-9.

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List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (Bn–Bz)

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) and its variants were the highest awards in the military of the Third Reich during World War II.

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List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (P)

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) and its variants were the highest awards in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany during World War II.

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List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (W)

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) and its variants were the highest awards in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany during World War II.

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Lorraine

Lorraine (Lorrain: Louréne; Lorraine Franconian: Lottringe; German:; Loutrengen) is a cultural and historical region in north-eastern France, now located in the administrative region of Grand Est.

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Lorraine Campaign

Lorraine Campaign is a term used by U.S. Army historians to describe operations of the U.S. Third Army in Lorraine during World War II from September 1 through December 18, 1944.

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Ludwig Bieringer

Ludwig Bieringer (1892–1975) was a German general during World War II.

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Metz

Metz (Lorraine Franconian pronunciation) is a city in northeast France located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers.

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Moselle

The Moselle (la Moselle,; Mosel; Musel) is a river flowing through France, Luxembourg, and Germany.

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Nancy, France

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.

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Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).

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Normandy landings

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.

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Operation Market Garden

Operation Market Garden (17–25 September 1944) was an unsuccessful Allied military operation planned, and predominantly led, by the British.

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Otto von Knobelsdorff

Otto von Knobelsdorff (31 March 1886 – 21 October 1966) was a German general during World War II who led the 19th Panzer Division and then held a series of higher commands.

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Peter-Erich Cremer

Peter-Erich Cremer (25 March 1911 – 5 July 1992) was a German U-boat commander during the Second World War.

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Rudolf Schmundt

Rudolf Schmundt (13 August 1896 – 1 October 1944) was a German officer in the Wehrmacht and adjutant to Adolf Hitler during World War II.

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Saar (river)

The Saar (Sarre; Saar) is a river in northeastern France and western Germany, and a right tributary of the Moselle.

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Saarland

Saarland (das Saarland,; la Sarre) is one of the sixteen states (Bundesländer) of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Seille (Moselle)

The Seille (Selle) is a river in north-eastern France.

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Siegfried Line

The term Siegfried Line refers to two different German defensive lines, one during the First World War and the other during the Second World War.

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Theodor Berkelmann

Theodor Berkelmann (17 April 1894 – 28 December 1943) was a German SS functionary during the Nazi era who served as the Higher SS and Police Leader in Saarland and Moselle during World War II.

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United States Army Central

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.

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Universal Newsreel

Universal Newsreel (sometimes known as Universal-International Newsreel or just U-I Newsreel) was a series of 7- to 10-minute newsreels that were released twice a week between 1929 and 1967 by Universal Studios.

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Verdun

Verdun (official name before 1970 Verdun-sur-Meuse) is a small city in the Meuse department in Grand Est in northeastern France.

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Walther Kittel

Walther Kittel (1887–1971) was a German general of medical services during World War II.

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Wehrmacht

The Wehrmacht (lit. "defence force")From wehren, "to defend" and Macht., "power, force".

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Wilhelm Baur

Wilhelm Baur or Wilhelm Baur de Betaz (Metz, 17 February 1883 – Lindelfels, 26 May 1964) was a German Lieutenant General (Generalleutnant) of the Heer during Second World War.

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Wilhelm Falley

Wilhelm Falley (25 September 1897 – 6 June 1944) was the first German general to be killed during the Normandy Landings in France.

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World War II

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.

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XII Corps (United States)

The XII Corps fought from northern France to Austria in World War II.

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XX Corps (United States)

The XX Corps of the United States Army fought from northern France to Austria in World War II.

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17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen

The 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division "Götz von Berlichingen" (17.) was a German Waffen-SS division that saw action on the Western Front during World War II.

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1st Army (Wehrmacht)

The 1st Army (1.) was a World War II field army.

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5th Infantry Division (United States)

The 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized)—nicknamed the "Red Diamond", the "Red Devils", or "die Roten Teufel"—was an infantry division of the United States Army that served in World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War, and with NATO and the U.S. Army III Corps.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Metz

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