Historian and Author of 'The Longest Winter' Alex Kershaw talks about the I&R platoon at Lanzerath
Foxholes Lyle Bouck at Lanzerath (Belgium)
Combat Mission: Final Blitzkrieg - "Lanzerath Ridge" overview
P:E Unternehmen "Herbstnebel" / Battle of the Bulge 1944
Germans Assault US Army 2nd and 99th Divisions, Battle Of The Bulge
The Battle of Lanzerath Ridge was fought on December 16, 1944, the first day of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, near the village of Lanzerath, Belgium, along the key route for the German advance on the northern shoulder of the operation. It was fought between two squads totalling 18 men belonging to an American reconnaissance platoon, four U.S. Forward Artillery Observers, and a battalion of about 500 German paratroopers. During a day-long confrontation, the American reconnaissance troops inflicted dozens of casualties on the Germans and delayed by almost 20 hours the advance of the entire 1st SS Panzer Division, the spearhead of the German 6th Panzer Army.