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Copy of Operation Lüttich - Battle of Mortain

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Yamulla Properties

Tomhicken Road

Hazelton, PA 18201-1944

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Operation Lüttich was a codename given to a German counter-attack during the Battle of Normandy which took place around the American positions near Mortain from 7 August to 13 August 1944. (Lüttich is the German name for the city of Liége in Belgium where the Germans had won a victory in the early days of August 1914 during World War One) The offensive is also referred to in American and British histories of the Battle of Normandy as the Mortain counterattack .

The main German striking force was the XLVII Panzer Corps, with one and a half SS Panzer Divisions and two Heer Panzer Divisions. Although they made initial gains against the defending U.S. VII Corps, they were soon halted and Allied aircraft inflicted severe losses on the attacking troops, eventually destroying nearly half of the German tanks involved in the attack. Although fighting continued around Mortain for six days, the American forces had regained the initiative within a day of the opening of the German attack.


******************* CUT OFF DATE FOR REGISTRATIONS IS April 7th, 2019 ******************************

Event Requirements:

This is an invatation only event. Only specific units are invited. Unit commanders will receive a formal invatation and they can forward it to their members only. Please DO NOT forward the invitation to anyone who is not attached to an invited unit. Unit Commanders are responsible for all participants registered under that unit.


Direction to Site:

Property Enterance is in Fern Glen, PA, on Tomhicken Rd, Immediately west after getting off on Route 93 from I-81 make a left on Tomhicken Road. Site enternace is 8 miles down Tomhicken Road from Route 93 on left side of the road. Look for a reenactment direction signs and a very large orange gate into the site. We will have men guarding the gates on and off throughout the day on Friday. If you arrive and the gate is unattended and closed, it will be unlocked. Just push open the gate and PLEASE close it behind you. Drive about a 1/4 mile on main enterance road and you will see parking area and registration.


Participants: Important Changes - Please Read

1) Minors (16 and 17 year olds)
A) No one under 16 years of age is permitted to attend this event.
B) Minors must have a parent or guardian on location at all times. Minors cannot be dropped off at the event and parents or guardian leave.
C) Minors are not allowed to be in a combat role ( no carrying any weapons of any kind, no assistant on any weapons system ( machine guns, bazookas, mortars, etc)
D) Minors and their parent or guardian will be identified at the mandatory inspection on Saturday morning. Possible identifying markers will be used to identify these persons for easy identification throughout the day.
E) Any Minor found ignoring these rules will be asked along with their parent or guardian to leave the site and will receive a ban on future events.

We are not trying to be difficult or overbearing. We understand that the youth is the future of this hobby, that’s why we are taking the extra steps to protect them and allow them the opportunity to learn from the re-enactment veterans in a safe and involved manner instead of being thrown into the front lines without the proper training. This is a very dangerous hobby and injuries and mistakes seem to becoming more prevalent. We want everyone to go home with all the fingers and eyes that they came with.
We hope you understand why we are implementing these changes.

Registration:

Registration will be at the small utility building by the Allied camp. Please check in before unloading to receive instructions on camp sites and parking. We will attempt to provide a meal on Saturday after the battle.


Camp Sites:

Allied and Axis units will be camping in separate campsites on Friday night and Saturday nights. Meals should be coordinated by units.


Event Parking:

Property Enterance is in Fern Glen, PA, on Tomhicken Rd, 8 miles from intersection of Interstate 81 and Route 93. Look for W2HPG signs and an orange gate for enterance to parking area. Personal POV vehicles are not allowed onto the property at any point other than in desiginated parking areas.


Vehicle Owners:

We will be issusing stipends for period military vehicle on Saturday after the battle. Stipends will be paid in the same pricing structure as in past events. Vehicles must be removed from site on Saturday Night or Sunday. If you are unable to make these arrangement, please contact us to discuss options.



NO AMMO WILL BE SOLD AT THE EVENT. Please make sure you purchase enough blank ammo before the event


Event:

We will be attempting to have a split event, where units that want to participate in a full emmersion event will be able to set up in the field and participate in a 24 hour tactical. Units that wish to participate in a camp style event will be permitted to set up unit type tents in designated camping areas and will be inserted into the field on Satuday morning as reserves or advance troops.




BATF Class 3 Transfer Address

Yamulla Properties

980 N. Laurel St
Hazelton, PA 18201-1944



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Hazelton, PA 18201-1944

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