I am wondering why every WWII enthustiastic is aware of Operation Market Garden or Battle of Bulge (probably due to improper press coverage ) but not about Huertgen Forest batttles in West Wall during 1944 autumn. Is it because it was slow grinding attrition battle under adverse weather conditions and uninteresting for press corps , is it because due to huge number of casaulties among US troops ? (33.000 were killed , wounded or missing) , is it because it was a German defensive sucess and they held 12th Army Group on West Wall and Rhineland frontiers long enough to regroup for Ardennes Offensive ? Huertgen forests were by the way both strategicsally worthless (after capture of Aachen and Roer dams 1st US Army could by pass it instead Bradley and Hodges sent more and more divisions to easily defended woods fortified by Germans with defensive belts) German Army Group B commanded by Field Marshall Model was aware of the route Allied advance would take between Aachen and Roer , prepared its positions in woods accordingly and thoughly to cause maximum number casaulties to approaching US infantry divisions. Between October-November 1944 more than eight US infantry divisions fought on there to advance six miles and suffered heavily. 4th and 28th US Infantry Divisions both lost almost half of their strength were pulled back and sent relatively "quiet" Ardennes sector to rest only to be attacked there on December 1944 when "Wacht on Rhine" commenced.