Learn about the tactics and defensive strategies of the Battle of Hurtgen Forest. We follow the story of private Fritz Tillamns, a German solider stationed in the Hurtgen Forest during this battle. It starts on November 2nd, 1944. The American's are not expecting the intense defenses that they find in the forest, their superior tank and air power is rendered useless and they are forced to dig in. Once the American's have stalled, Model orders the German Army to try and drive the Americans out of the forest and out of Germany. It is a doomed mission and the Nazi's quickly fall back to the Siegfried Line.