LEARNING EVENT 4
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. As part of his mission to recover the Foret de Gremecey, what was the initial objective of General Priess?
To destroy the 134th Infantry Regiment.
To lure American troops further into the forest.
To develop cohesion in his piecemeal troops.
To take the village of Moncel on the Nancy-Dieuze Highway.
2. The 559th VG Division had young and able veteran officers and noncoms. Its infantry was from the younger
mobilization classes. Although the artillery was limited, the personnel were excellent. What was the primary problem
facing the commander, General Muehlen, with this group?
They had been thrown together and lacked training as a unit.
They were rebellious and wanted to end the war.
Although good soldiers, most were wounded or sick and lacked the strength to fight.
They felt the war had been lost already and so were unwilling to fight a hopeless battle.
3. What American tactic allowed the Germans to constantly infiltrate American lines?
American troops were placed in groups leaving wide gaps between.
American troops used a wide front.
American troops stayed in open spaces, leaving the woods undefended.
American troops were unable to see the enemy through the trees.
4. The climate of Lorraine is characterized by extremes of wet and dry. The rainy season began shortly before this
battle occurred. The rainfall at this time is always above 2.0 inches per month. What important effect did this rain
have on personnel and their ability to fight effectively?
Depression was common.
Tank movement was extremely difficult.
Colds and pneumonia were epidemic.
Countless hours were spent fighting mildew.