November Footnote 5: "sore thumb"

"Uncomfortably aware that the enemy was watching from the Brandenberg-Bergstein Ridge, more than one man questioned why they had to defend from the open ground when they might accomplish the same thing from concealed positions in the fringe of the village. The only answer was that some planning officer poring over the map had drawn a goose egg with a grease pencil over the nose of the ridge. Here the men were to go; here the men were to stay. It was as rudimentary and obtuse as that." MacDonald, The Battle of Huertgen Forest, 97

Return to HQ Company: 112th Infantry: November 1944

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