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An AGS game held at Ford Ranges
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Postby Zero Bravo » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:44 pm

Known as the last great 'stand-up fight' of the Second World War the battle for the Rhineland was brutal in the extreme. Eisenhower's 'broad front' policy called for the whole of the Rhineland to be taken before pushing his troops across the Rhine and into Germany itself. The Germans opened the Roer dams in a vain bid to temper this massive Allied offensive and this called for a drastic change in tactics. The ensuing battle was characterised by amphibious assaults on the fortified villages of the flooded Rhine lowlands, frontal assaults on the much vaunted Siegfried Line and the grim fighting for the Reichswald Forest. It was to be 'the last great killing ground in the west'.
Ford Rifle ranges in West Sussex will be hosting an event based on the attack on the Siegfried line and in particular the battle for the town of Goch.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=13199
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