By Nevil Shute
Aboard a fishing boat named "Genevieve," a small workforce of British officials and French fishermen--armed merely with a flame thrower and small arms--plan a mystery commando project opposed to the could of the German military after the autumn of France in international battle II. each one guy has skilled a poor lack of one type or one other, and every is totally ready to stand the dangers in their determined gesture of defiance. such a lot key's vintage Shute: an exhilarating story of sacrifice and braveness and the heroism of standard males that would retain readers at the fringe of their seats.
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Officers managed to hold back about 70 men, but most of the two companies fled back to Germeter. Mter days of mind-numbing artillery bombardment in water-logged trenches, rumors and exhaustion nearly led to the loss of the town. The German attack finally began around noon, conducted by two companies from the II/PGR 156. In the meantime, the US 146th Engineer Battalion was rushed into the town as improvised infantry. The I/PGR 156 attempted to reinforce the attack from the northwest, but heavy US artillery fire pushed it back.
On the other hand, the congested industrialized terrain of the Roer, and the mountainous forests of the Hiirtgenwald, were well suited to defense. 30 THE CAMPAIGN THE FIRST BATTLE OF AACHEN he first US troops to reach German soil were a reconnaissance patrol of the 5th Armored Division, which crossed the River Our near Stalzemburg on the German-Luxembourg border on September 11, 1944. Although the V Corps made several other penetrations, on September 17 Gen Gerow halted any further attacks in this sector, realizing that his forces were too limited to conduct any deep penetration of the defenses in the wooded, mountainous terrain of the Eifel.
The main impediment to the American attack was the intense German artillery fire. The XIX Corps attack from the north was conducted by the 30th Division aimed at Wurselen. Abt 506 and 22 StuG III assault guns from three assault gun battalions. This battlegroup was ordered to clear Alsdorf of the 30th Division as a means of keeping open the corridor to Aachen. The initial advance by the 30th Division on October 8 went smoothly, but in mid morning the lead elements of 117th Infantry were struck on their eastern flank by elements of Mobile Regiment von Fritzchen from Mariadorf.
Most Secret by Nevil Shute