LEARNING EVENT 1
Now that you have completed the learning event, test your understanding with the following review questions. Check your
answers against the feedback section. Then refer back to the learning event if you have any questions.
1. Why did Gen. Eisenhower choose the route through Lorraine when there was so little to be gained?
It was a traditional invasion route between France and Germany.
It is the most direct route between France and Germany.
It contributed most directly to his broad front strategy.
Once the Third Army entered Germany several significant objectives would be near.
2. The SHAEF Planning Staff, with General Eisenhower, agreed on the route northeast of Paris for the main thrust into
Germany. What was the primary strategic reason for this?
It offered the best military route into the heart of Germany.
It would enable better logistic support.
It offered the historical significance of prior military usage.
It would avoid a head-on collision with the main German forces.
3. In the Lorraine Campaign, logistic complications were one of the greatest barriers to strategic success. Why did these
The supply system was developed for more standard rates of advance.
A supply system had not been carefully planned.
Enemy strategy was aimed at destruction of Allied supply lines.
Existing supply lines were not carefully maintained.
4. The Third Army's progress toward strategic success during the Lorraine Campaign was hampered by a lack of logistic
support. What other tactical factor hindered this strategic success?