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Discussion in 'Western Europe' started by Writer1234, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Writer1234

    Writer1234 New Member

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    Please move if this isn't in the right place, but here are my questions:

    Around 1944, where exactly were the Allies relation to Germany?

    In that time period, who was the Higest ranking General in Europe, where was he at, and which Units was he in charge of?
     
  2. lwd

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    These are pretty generic questions that could be at least refined by a bit of research on your own first but ...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_World_War_II_(1944)
    has maps for the 1st and 15th of each month of 44.
    http://www.emersonkent.com/map_archive/europe_1944.htm
    shows major gains in Western Europe during 44


    For what country? A high ranking general was quite likely to move around quite a bit during that time period. What forces were under his command could vary as well.
     
  3. Writer1234

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    For the U.S., which General would have been closest to the German border in Belgium or France, in the latter part of 1944?
     
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    Skipper Kommodore

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    Patton , Bradley were the closest. Eisenhower had the highest responsibilities. Technically a general would treat another as an equal.
     
  5. Writer1234

    Writer1234 New Member

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    Ok. Thanks.
     
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    for the allies, Eisenhower was in overall command, Montgomery and Bradley were the two main army subordinates. The French were dependent on the allies for support, but as in the case of Paris would act in their own interests. For Germany. who was in command depended on what Hitler decided at any particular time.
     
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    Here in the Ardennes (remember the Battle of the Bulge around Bastogne?), they had many, many generals, as there was generals beginning at Division level!
    The 2 para divisions were engaged in Bastogne and around St Vith, Patton was sent North from Alsace to help Bradley repel the German, and we have war monuments all around Marche en Famenne (my place) for the different Infantry and Armored divisions which were involved...

    Hubbar49
     

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