Expedition Elsenborn 2017: Monuments in Krinkelt-Rocherath (Video)

15 Říj, 2017

Expedition Elsenborn 2017: Monuments in Krinkelt-Rocherath (Video)

During our August Expedition Elsenborn 2017 we also visited Krinkelt-Rocherath, two practically connected Belgian villages, which became the backbone of the US 2nd and 99th Infantry Division’s defenses against advancing German troops at the outset of the Ardennes offensive in this sector of the Belgian-German border region. In both villages was led by a very tough fight for every part, from house to house, and American defenders has succeeded in destroying large number of enemy armored vehicles, especially tanks, and the German advance was slow down. In these villages is also in memory of this clash two memorial dedicated to the American defenders from both mentioned divisions. During our expedition we did there small memorial ceremony and laid memorial wreaths.