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Traces of war in Sonse Forest

posted 25 Jan 2013, 14:39 by Edwin Popken
The Sonse Forest were the background of several days of fighting between the US 101st Airborne Division and the German 59th Infantry Division. Today traces of the fighting in and around these woods still can be found.
 
While the Americans dug in on the western edge of the forest, the Germans infiltrated these woods in small sized groups. There they dug in at many locations and harrassed the Americans. Battlefield Discovery is currently mapping those foxholes and fighting positions. Some still look like they were dug only recently, others just scars on the ground. In combination with a study of the layout of these woods in September 1944 Battlefield Discovery aims to clarify the nature and extend of this battle.
 
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