October Footnote 1: "Rotgen"

"The division moved into the line east of Rotgen to take over from the U.S. 9th Infantry Division on the 26th of October. It was an unhappy experience. The 9th had had a hard time and showed it. The troops were unkempt, dirty, unshaven, and unutterably weary. Above all they showed signs of prolonged strain, dull-eyed, morose, nervous. They had been badly shaken." R. W. Thompson, The Battle for the Rhineland, 35

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