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Ramparts of Coucy le Chateau l Auffrique, Aisne, France P1070795-1-
Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France. Its 1999 population for the commune was 995.

Coucy-le-Château in The War That Came EarlyEdit

The Wehrmacht paused to regroup outside Coucy-le-Château during their invasion of France. The plan was to attack suddenly with Panzers and without artillery preparation, so the French would not have any warning. The town proved too big and too strongly held by both French and British troops, so the attackers had to take it. It proved expensive but the Germans were hopeful that it would create the desired breakthough.[1]

  1. Hitler's War, pgs. 261-264, HC.
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