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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). 

Shown above 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 battalion’s 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)


Once they 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. (Haslob)


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)


German Volksgrenadiers taken prisoner during the fighting for the Remagen bridgehead being marched away by troops of the 78th Infantry Division. (Signal Corps)

Victory Was Beyond Their Grasp
With the 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division from the Hürtgen Forest to the Heart of the Reich
by Douglas E. Nash
  • 22 maps
  • 88 photos
  • 3 illustrations
  • 412 pages
  • Softcover, 6" x 9" format
  • ISBN 10: 0-9777563-2-7
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-9777563-2-2

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