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Maps & Graphics
As veterans, military historians, and history buffs ourselves, at the Aberjona Press, we know that plenty of photos and accurate, detailed maps are crucial to making military history make sense to readers. That's why we add so many high quality maps and graphics to all of our books.
Below are some samples of the maps and photos which appear in this title.
Note: click here for the collection of Victory Was Beyond Their Grasp printable maps.
Feldwebel Kurt Dirksen, platoon leader of the 4th (Heavy Weapons) Platoon, pictured on the right. This photograph was taken in October 1944 at a sidewalk café near Berlin-Falkensee along with his friend Feldwebel Hellmonds (second from right).
is a group shot of Grenadier
Wilhelm Frey and others from the headquarters company of Field
Replacement Battalion 272 taken outside of a destroyed Westwall bunker in early November 1944, shortly after the
battalions arrival in the Hürtgen Forest. Frey stands in the
center with the pipe. Within a month, Frey was assigned as a
replacement to Füsilier
Company 272. (Frey)
had arrived at their various railheads in Schleiden, Kall, and
Mechernich, the regiments had to march on foot to their forward
positions, since the fuel-starved Wehrmacht
could not afford to use trucks for routine movements. Here, a
group of camouflaged Volksgrenadiers march along the serpentine road above Gemünd
towards their new positions along the Westwall.
A leader of
a foot patrol observes American frontline positions in the Hürtgen
Forest, November 1944. He is armed with an MP-44 assault rifle,
one of the most advanced weapons introduced during the war. (Haslob)
Two damaged Jagdpanzer
39(t) Hetzers of Antitank Battalion 272 abandoned in Kesternich
after its fall to troops of the 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th
Infantry Division, January 1945. (Signal Corps)
taken prisoner during the fighting for the Remagen bridgehead
being marched away by troops of the 78th Infantry Division. (Signal
Was Beyond Their Grasp
With the 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division from the Hürtgen Forest to the Heart of the Reich
by Douglas E. Nash
Members of the 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division Traditionsverband and the US 78th Infantry Division Association: