Breaching the German Frontier Bunker

Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries
Breaching the German Frontier Bunker Gallery, Road to Berlin

The Allied advance grounded to a halt as it encountered the Siegfried Line, a network of bunkers, minefields, and barbed wire built into hilly terrain. This gallery mimics the interior of a blown-out German bunker, allowing you to see the formidable infrastructure employed by the Germans in defense of their homeland. It also focuses on the stories of the Allied advance into Germany, including the capture of Aachen, the first German city to surrender, while also foreshadowing the many battles that still lay ahead for the American forces.

Made possible through a gift from the Ashner Family Evergreen Foundation In Memory of Morton Hassman and Jules Rainess