|Sketch approximates terrain which figured in battle through
Siegfried. The 36th's lead columns, approaching from Schweigen and Rechtenbach, first
tried for a quick opening in the flatland but were strongly rebuffed. Other elements took
to the hills and began slow reduction of hidden pillboxes. Then the critical Grassberg
height was seized and the attack pressed until Dorrenbach was entered, at the rear of the
enemy's main line. Bergzbern fell on the following day. Long supply route across mass of
hills had to be cleared and built.
to "Through The Siegfried"
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