Answer b is correct.
Answer a is incorrect. Time did not allow for carefully coordinated air support.
Answer b is correct. The assault at Pont-a-Mousson was based on the tactic of surprise that had been so
successful in the past in the flight across France.
Answer c is incorrect. Time to organize such a maneuver plus shortages of ammunition made this impossible.
Answer d is incorrect. The supply of forces to use mass was not available at this point without sacrificing another
Answer a is correct.
Answer a is correct. The enemy held ground superbly adapted to the defensive and he was prepared to fight for
Answer b is incorrect. The 317th had been in combat for 60 to 90 days and its men were far from unseasoned
Answer c is incorrect. True, what sketchy intelligence there was indicated the Germans lacked sufficient strength
to make a stand on the east bank of the Moselle, but the terrain which suited the defender rather than the attacker
made the difference.
Answer d is incorrect. While it is true the 3d Panzer Grenadier Division was battle-hardened, American troops
had been in combat for 60 to 90 days. It was terrain which favored the defender which gave the Germans the