Second Battle of Hurtgenwald
Part of Western Front
Date February 26, 1945
Location Hurtgenwald, Germany
Result French victory
French Roundel France Flag of Wehrmacht Germany
Commanders and leaders
French Roundel Charles De Gaulle Flag of Wehrmacht Gerd von Rundstedt
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The Second Battle of Hurtgenwald was a battle between France and Germany in February 1945, and the French beat off a German counterattack.

Battle Edit

The 95th Sturmbattalion and 86th Sturmbattalion of the Wehrmacht attacked the French-held town of Hurtgenwald from the town of Duren, hoping to recapture lost territory. Their counterattack was defeated by the hard-fighting French troops, and the Germans were forced back from Hurtgenwald. The French destroyed the two battalions, and the German survivors retreated.

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