BATTLE OF GERMANY: To the Siegfried Line

The headlong pursuit by the Allied armies had all but wiped the Germans from the soil of France. They still held out desperately in the ports, determined to hamstring Allied supply to the bitter end. In tattered remnants of once-proud divisions they still fought bitter pocket skirmishes.

But by this week the Allies had smashed deep into the Low Countries and U.S. forces probed at the outer hedgehogs of the Siegfried Line. This week battles would boil on German soil.

Somewhere along the line the dazzling Allied advance might still have to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!