#0807_01: Mortain - The Lost Battalion - Battles of Normandy
#0807_01: Mortain - The Lost BattalionBy Saunders and Blackie
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Mortain: August 7th, 1944. (Scenario Size: Brigade. Head to Head or United States Human vs AI) When the US 30th Division took over this section of the front in early August they were told that Hill 314, just east of town, was the key to the entire sector. When the Germans attacked, they easily overran all of the defences on this sector of the front. As dawn of the 7th broke, Germans from several German divisions had gone around them, but the US were left with a strong hill top position from which to call down support from corps artillery and fighter bomber assets. The 2-120th Infantry Battalion survived the encirclement clinging to the hill for several days. The first concerted attempt to clear the hill was made by 2.SS-Panzer-Division Das Reich early on the evening of August 7th. Both sides were left bloodied after their hilltop encounter.