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When the history of the Ardennes fighting has been written, it will be recorded as one of the great strategic Allied successes of the war in Europe. Tactically, for the 106th and the other American divisions involved, it was a bitter and costly fight. But it becomes increasingly clear that the Germans expended in that last futile effort those last reserves of men and materiel which they needed so badly a few months later. The losses and sacrifices of the 106th Infantry Division paid great dividends in eventual victory.
These pages are dedicated to those gallant men who refused to quit in the darkest hour of the Allied invasion, and whose fortitude and heroism turned the tide toward overwhelming victory.
Donald Armpriester Stroh, Major General, Commanding
World War, 1939-1945, Regimental histories, United States, 106th Infantry Division, Battle of the Ardennes, 1944-1945
United States Army, "The 106th: The Story of the 106th Infantry Division" (1945). World War Regimental Histories. 215.
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