Events for Wednesday 21st December 2011
On This Day in History
WWII: US Troops fall back from St. Vith21st December 1944
Following a successfully resistance to the German attacks by 7th US Armored Division and including the remaining regiment of the 106th US Infantry, St. Vith was given up by General Clarke on 21st December. US troops fell back to entrenched positions in the area in an attempt to present an imposing obstacle to any successful German advances.
Further ReadingSt Vith
by Michael Tolhurst
An easy to understand account of one of the opening actions of the Battle of the Bulge. Contains detailed maps of positions and graphic first-hand accounts from veterans. Read more...Only £9.95 at Pen & Sword Books.