August 1, 2014

Arnaville, 1944: The U.S. XX Corps Crosses the Moselle

M12 155mm self-propelled gun
In September 1944 Patton’s spectacular advance across northern France had ended. The German Army had regrouped and fought close to its home bases. Crossing the Moselle river was the first, necessary step that would lead the U.S. Third Army into southern Germany. But the river was a formidable obstacle in its own right and was defended by experienced troops. The “Red Diamond” Division was chosen for the assault. Read the story here.