LEARNING EVENT 2
PRACTICAL EXERCISE FEEDBACK
Answer b is correct.
Answer a is incorrect. This was more than just another victory. The Meuse represented a barrier to the strategic
objective. Crossing it put Allied forces closer to that objective.
Answer b is correct. Crossing of the Meuse River and the establishment of a bridgehead on its eastern bank
placed XII Corps in a position to continue on to the Moselle River and Nancy-ultimately to Germany.
Answer c is incorrect. The crossing of the Meuse, unfortunately, did not contribute to intelligence information
Answer d is incorrect. Gasoline could not be waiting on the other side since XII Corps was the first to establish
Answer a is correct.
Answer a is correct. General Patton's visit to the XII Corps was significant because it re-emphasized the strategic
Answer b is incorrect. Although 8,000 gallons of gasoline did arrive on the same day as General Patton's visit, his
visit did not signal its arrival.
Answer c is incorrect. General Patton discussed methods of attacking the West Wall rather than strategic
concepts of the Allied nations' vital interests.
Answer d is incorrect. General Patton discussed techniques in terms of possibilities-he did not indicate or explain
which would be used.