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At last I located the 3d Company which had held up its attack pending our assault. The following day, the French artillery began firing at the same hour as on September 8, but from our good deep position erqin paid small attention to it.

On the street of Meix-la-Tige, I met the regimental commander and made my report. In the evening we found quarters in Mont, and our company placed sentries at the southwest entrance.

We reached Hill without meeting the enemy. Only a few bullets struck in front of and beside us, and we soon became accustomed to this.

We wrapped him in his coat and shelter half, gave him some water, and made him as comfortable as possible.

Infantry Attacks by Erwin Rommel

She had become a world power on a collision course with other European powers. It was the right wing of the 1st Battalion. With the increased power of modern weapons, increased dispersion and digging of foxholes is vital to the safety of any unit. We opened with rapid fire on the fleeing enemy. Unbelievable rumors which spread with the greatest of rapidity filled the air.


The artillery must maintain uninterrupted observation over the field of battle. I was getting ready for a night’s infantgy when a call came for me to report to the regimental command post located some fifty yards from my platoon bivouac area. Since units attacking on our right and left had not kept pace with us, we deployed both of our flanks on a front curved toward the rear to protect ourselves. Shortly before midnight I lay down on the straw close to the Battalion command post.

Infantry Attacks

This romnel has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Was it just an accident? To view it, click here. Jan 30, Connor Nutton rated it it was amazing. Because of the dense underbrush I could see but few of my men, let alone control them. As far as we could make out, the French artillery was displacing to the rear.

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Where was the 2d Battalion? Then the battalion hurriedly rejoined the regiment and, under a hot sun, marched through Andeville and Remonville to Landres. This book contradicts none of that, but provides a b Most people have heard of Erwin Rommel, at least in passing. This fire kept up for hours, making it impossible for us to resume our attack. Gesnes was empty, and I headed imfantry Exermont which lay in the tommel between the two fronts.


They hook give us better support from their present position. On the far side through the fog we could distinguish another group of farm buildings. The front line — a skirmish line at four-pace intervals — crossed the low ground six hundred yards northwest of the woods and climbed the slope.

The commander must take vigorous action, using his personal weapons if necessary. We took cover in the brush, and the company deployed on both sides of the trail. In the meantime the French artillery had become active and was laying its fire on the two reserve companies which were bunched together in the open. I commandeered part of a line of riflemen, occupied the slope along the Gevimont-Bleid road, infwntry ordered them to dig in.

The sound of firing came closer and I began to wonder if the French were making a night attack. Today, 35 years after its initial publication in the United States, the attadks is mentioned frequently as a magnificent account of imaginative and successful combat leadership. Using our newly acquired conveyances, we pedaled inrantry mile down the road in the direction of Longwy on whose outer works heavy artillery fire was being laid.