Aachen, Germany, 1944 vs modern days. #ThenAndNow
The battle of Aachen was fought between Germany and USA during 2-21 October 1944.
Aachen was part of Germany’s line of defence in the West (Siegfried line) and it was eventually captured by US forces after a grueling urban battle which destroyed the city.
Book suggestion ⤵️
📖 Aachen: The U.S. Army’s Battle for Charlemagne’s City in World War II (Robert W Baumer)