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Remagen Bridgehead, Offensive, Hasty Assault, River Crossing.


ADA163875

Publication Date 1984
Personal Author Oyloe, M.; Donnell, C.; Gilmore, R.; Hagan, W.; Hardie, R.
Page Count 83
Abstract On 7 March 1945, a task force from the US 9th Armored Division discovered the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen still standing. It was the only Rhine River bridge not demolished by the Germans. Taking a gamble, the leading elements of the task force attacked the bridge, raced across and established a bridgehead on the east bank. The bridgehead was rapidly reinforced and expanded drawing units from other parts of the front. Although the Germans made repeated attempts to demolish the bridge and conducted numerous counterattacks, divisions of three US Corps (III, V, & VII Corps) were rushed across the river. The lessons of Remagen include defense of a bridgehead and exploitation of a successful attack. (Author)
Keywords
  • Military operations
  • Battles
  • Military tactics
  • Germany(East and west)
  • Rivers
  • Military forces(Foreign)
  • Bridges
  • Military forces(United states)
  • History
  • Tactical warfare
  • Crossings
  • Case studies
  • Tactical analysis
  • Weather
  • Terrain
  • Army operations
  • Infantry
  • Armor
  • Antitank warfare
  • Command and control systems
  • Logistics support
  • Remagen Bridgehead Operation
  • River crossings
  • Hasty assault
  • World War II
  • 9th Armored Division
  • 12th Army Group
  • III Corps
  • Remagen(Germany)
  • Ludendorff Bridge
  • Rhine River
  • Battlebook
  • Battle analysis
  • Military history
  • Student papers
  • 9 Jan 86
Source Agency
  • Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category
  • 74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Authors Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS. Combat Studies Inst.; Shared Bibliographic Input.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198610
Remagen Bridgehead, Offensive, Hasty Assault, River Crossing.
Remagen Bridgehead, Offensive, Hasty Assault, River Crossing.
ADA163875

  • Military operations
  • Battles
  • Military tactics
  • Germany(East and west)
  • Rivers
  • Military forces(Foreign)
  • Bridges
  • Military forces(United states)
  • History
  • Tactical warfare
  • Crossings
  • Case studies
  • Tactical analysis
  • Weather
  • Terrain
  • Army operations
  • Infantry
  • Armor
  • Antitank warfare
  • Command and control systems
  • Logistics support
  • Remagen Bridgehead Operation
  • River crossings
  • Hasty assault
  • World War II
  • 9th Armored Division
  • 12th Army Group
  • III Corps
  • Remagen(Germany)
  • Ludendorff Bridge
  • Rhine River
  • Battlebook
  • Battle analysis
  • Military history
  • Student papers
  • 9 Jan 86
  • Non Paid ADAS
  • 74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
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