A recent visit to the Hurtgen revealed a strip of German MG belt just visible in a stream and the remains of an American cold weather overboot. The forest is a beautiful but eerie environrment and one cant imagine what it must have been like for the soldiers that fought there in Sep -Feb 44/45.

If anyone is interested a local guide Bernie Henklemann can arrange guided tours of the battlefield. He is an excellent authority on the subject and probably one of the leading SMEs on the Hurtgen battle

Rgds John