WWII 1945: Battle at the Cathedral: Armor in the Battle for Cologne

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History

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Adults

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When American troops entered the city of Cologne, Germany on March 6, 1945, one of the only buildings left standing was the Cologne Cathedral. When American Sherman and Pershing tanks faced off with German Panther tanks, US cameramen had cameras rolling. The Cologne cathedral became the backdrop for one of the most famous tank battles between American and German forces. After the battle the Germans retreated to set up a stronghold on the eastern side of the Rhine River which they would continue to occupy for another month. Please note this program will be presented virtually. Click here to join via Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87243710764?pwd=WCtnV2pGQVZxeGN0WENwdnYraW9GUT09

Sanibel Public Library's Duane E. Shaffer discusses the strategy and tactics of this WWII battle.