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There are a few references to this event, but I am not sure what the date. At least in the English historiography, this term is not used much for WWII period. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:05, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
The battle along the whole line is wiki-covered in Operation Nordwind for people who simply want to know the approximate dates, but if you want something more focused just on Haguenau itself, then I guess someone will need to dig out some sources and write it up. Success Charles01 (talk) 15:53, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
The current text says: "Before they withdrew, the Germans demolished bridges, useful buildings, and even the town park." This sounds like a translation of a French text that is handed out in printing to tourists by administration of the City of Haguenau on behalf of today's French Republic. This official publication is not precise for two reasons. First, "Germans" in this case would include a lot of soldiers from the Alsace, which, according to the political conception of the publishers, rather should be regarded as "French". Second, less political and much more relevant: Parts of the area within and around the old town of "Hagenawe" had been bombed in various smaller air raids by RAF and US Air Force, as well as damaged under artillery fire from US Forces. Which buildings were destroyed by German troops, which ones were destroyed by American troops? How was the town park destroyed? --184.108.40.206 (talk) 12:19, 18 September 2015 (UTC)