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A big commonality in these personal accounts, largely from officers/ncos, was that the supply system had big problems. While the lack of fire support (artillery ammunition) is mentioned in places the most common complaint in these detailed accounts was the constant obsession with obtaining food as the fighting men at the front were not getting any for long periods of time.
This resulted in a preoccupation in ransacking civilian houses for food or living on captured American rations, motivated by a great hunger during the offensive operations.
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Ardennes offensive, inadequate supply MS # B-032, p. 10 (Ger)
Ardennes MSS # ETHINT-54; A-876; A-909
Ardennes, artillery MSS # B-467; B-594
Ardennes, engineers MS # B-172
Ardennes, evaluation of units MS # A-932
352nd VG Div Ardennes MSS # A-932; B-067