Quiz: Splintered Dreams: The Battle of Hürtgen Forest
Splintered Dreams: The Battle of Hürtgen Forest
By: Nathan Chandler
Image: Wiki Commons

About This Quiz

As the Allies pushed farther and farther into Axis-held lands, they encountered a deep, dark forest filled with heavily-armed Nazi troops. How much do you know about the Battle of Hurtgen?

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In which country did the Battle of Hurtgen Forest take place?
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How long did the battle last?
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The Battle of Hurtgen Forest is the second-longest single battle in which the American Army has ever participated.
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What was the condition of the German army when this battle began?
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Other than the United States, what other countries fought on the side of the Allies in this battle?
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During this battle, the weather and terrain were most favorable to which side?
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How many U.S. troops took part in this battle?
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How many men did the Germans have?
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Who was in command of U.S. forces in the area?
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How many tanks did the Allies have at their disposal?
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The Germans used many artillery shells during the battle. They timed the fuses on the shells to explode at which height?
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Before the battle began, Allied commanders believed that the German troops were in what kind of condition?
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Who was commanding the German troops during this battle?
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How did the Americans manage to move their tanks through the dense forest?
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Which side won the battle?
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What was the name of the second phase of the Allied offensive?
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The U.S. 109th Infantry Regiment pushed into enemy lines starting on the first day of the battle. How much progress did they make?
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What did the Germans do to the forest trees in anticipation of an Allied attack?
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How many Germans were captured during the battle?
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As the battle dragged on, the Allies became concerned about capturing what facility?
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The phrase "Wilde Sau" became associated with which aspect of the battle?
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How many casualties did the U.S. suffer during the battle?
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How many casualties did the Germans incur?
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In spite of its size and duration, this battle received little media attention. Why?
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Before the battle, what was the mindset of German commanders regarding Allied forces?
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