World War: In the Vosges

By coincidence or not, the French forecast of a war of maneuver was preceded and followed by greatly increased activity of German patrols, all the way from the Moselle to the Rhine. Starting with dozens, the Nazi raids increased to as many as 80 in a single night, in such strength that even the tough Moroccans in the Wissembourg sector had to call for artillery support to blow the raiders back. The Germans tried a new system, approaching each French outpost in separate columns or files, to bomb it with grenades from three sides simultaneously. These raids, by seasoned troops,...

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