HILL 192, NORMANDY, 11 June 1944: On 7 June 1944 (D+ 1), the 2d Infantry Division
landed on Omaha Beach, passed through elements of the 1st and
29th Infantry Divisions which held the beachhead, and fought thirty
kilometers south to Hill 192. There, because of stiffening German
resistance and lack of logistical support, the Division had halted
on 17 June.For over three weeks the division sat on the northern
slopes of Hill 192 and on a line six kilometers east of it, while
supplies and reinforcements were brought into the beachhead. Then,
on 11 July, the division was ordered to capture Hill 192 and the
St. Lo-Bayeux road one-half mile to the south.
Welcome to ATS St. Lo:
The Battle at Hill 192.
Unlike the defender of most Wn, the defenders at Hill 192 turned
out to be the 9th Parachute Regiment, 3rd Parachute Regiment --
very bad news for the American doughboys tasked to capture it
... facing a determined enemy, armed to the teeth with automatic
weapons. Located about five miles (eight kilometers) north-east
of St Lô, this rise in the ground would hardly be classed
a hill on most maps. But in a countryside where a significant
high point is twenty or thirty meters (sixty-five to one hundred
feet) above the surrounding countryside, Hill 192, named for its
height in meters, was a strategic point that would cost a lot
in American lives. From here, the Germans had an uninterrupted
view north over the 2nd Division's lines, but also west overlooking
all the approach paths that would have to be used by the 29th
Division's attack to capture the town. Following a savage fight
on the 11th of July, the 2nd Infantry Division finally secured
this high ground allowing the capture of St Lô five days
later. Here you will be shown the American and German front line
positions at the start of the battle, with the Germans everywhere
looking down on the US soldiers.
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are provided in the form of 368 color die-cut counters > all
ready to star on the historical map, using 8 scenarios to get
you under the hood, in the hedgerows ... with the green fields
beyond St. Lo beckoning with open arms ... or a rictus grin...
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