LEARNING EVENT I
PRACTICAL EXERCISE FEEDBACK
Answer c is correct.
Answer a is incorrect. Lorraine was indeed a traditional invasion route between France and Germany. However,
the reason Eisenhower chose this route was that it contributed to his broad front strategy.
Answer b is incorrect. Again, this answer is true. But the reason is that it contributed to his broad front strategy.
Answer c is correct. Eisenhower chose the route through Lorraine because it contributed to his broad front
Answer d is incorrect. On the Third Army entered Germany, no real objectives would be near.
Answer a is correct.
Answer a is correct. The route northeast of Paris offered the best military route. It offered terrain suitable for
airfield, flying bomb sites, and the best facilities for military traffic, whether tanks, trucks, or marching columns.
Answer b is incorrect. It is true that the northern route would offer better logistical support since supplies could be
easily moved to the forces. However, it was the routers adaptability to military movement that convinced both
SHAEF and Eisenhower of its suitability.
Answer c is incorrect. It is true that this route offered the historical significance of prior military use. However, the
important consideration was that it offered the best military route into the heart of Germany.
Answer d is incorrect. Avoiding a head-on collision with the main German forces was certainly not a
consideration in this decision.