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The Vormundberg, west of the Elbe and Saale Rivers is an imaginary geographic feature from three books in the series, Volume 2 'Advance to Contact', Volume 3 'Fight Through' and the scene of the twelve hour night battle in the rain in Volume 4 'The Longest Night'.


Vormundberg, Germany: 1516hrs, same day.

 

Vormundberg, or Guardian Hill in English, was not the kind of geographic feature that would have inspired Wagner. It lacked oppressive, grey granite walls and its sides, though steep, did not fall into the category of cliff-like: in short, no self-respecting Valkerie would have chosen it as the site for an eerie.

At some time in the distant past it had been de-forested and a small settlement had occupied its top, but nature had repossessed the feature when the former occupants disappeared into the mists of time, and spruce trees covered its slopes and crest again.

Following the strikes on Helmstedt with fuel air weapons, 3(UK) Mechanised Brigade had turned its back on the town, leaving its occupation to local forces and moving to occupy an area of ground which included the cigar shaped feature.

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