December Footnote 7: "back to the ridge"

     It had clearly been a less than rewarding day for Kruger's 58th Panzer Corps. . ..  The inexperienced Volksgrenadiers had lost close to a thousand men.  Of greater importance, the 112th Infantry had delayed one of von Manteuffel's two main columns for twenty-four hours.
     On the other hand, as night fell on December 16, the men of the 112th Infantry knew that their foe was still there and hardly likely to desist after only one day of attack.  'Nobody able to sleep and no hot meals today,' one man wrote in his diary.  "This place is not healthy anymore."  

 MacDonald, A Time for Trumpets, 134.

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