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The American Gi In Europe In World War Ii

Author : J. E. Kaufmann
ISBN : 9780811705264
Genre : History
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Presents a history of the events surrounding D-Day and includes personal narratives from the participants.

The American Gi In Europe In World War Ii D Day Storming Ashore

Author : J. E. Kaufmann
ISBN : 9780811746588
Genre : History
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Covers the D-Day airborne drops and amphibious landings at Omaha Beach and Utah Beach. Includes sidebars on landing craft, the naval bombardment, engineers, medics, the Germans' defenses, and more.

The American Gi In Europe In World War Ii The March To D Day

Author : J. E. Kaufmann
ISBN : 9780811743730
Genre : History
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Firsthand accounts and contextual narrative chronicling the U.S. war effort before D-Day. Sidebars on patrols, service troops, the replacement system, Rangers, and more. Based on interviews with more than 200 veterans.

Threshold Of War

Author : Waldo Heinrichs
ISBN : 9780199879045
Genre : History
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As the first comprehensive treatment of the American entry into World War II to appear in over thirty-five years, Waldo Heinrichs' volume places American policy in a global context, covering both the European and Asian diplomatic and military scenes, with Roosevelt at the center. Telling a tale of ever-broadening conflict, this vivid narrative weaves back and forth from the battlefields in the Soviet Union, to the intense policy debates within Roosevelt's administration, to the sinking of the battleship Bismarck, to the precarious and delicate negotiations with Japan. Refuting the popular portrayal of Roosevelt as a vacillating, impulsive man who displayed no organizational skills in his decision-making during this period, Heinrichs presents him as a leader who acted with extreme caution and deliberation, who always kept his options open, and who, once Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union stalled in July, 1941, acted rapidly and with great determination. This masterful account of a key moment in American history captures the tension faced by Roosevelt, Churchill, Stimson, Hull, and numerous others as they struggled to shape American policy in the climactic nine months before Pearl Harbor.

The American Gi In Europe In World War Ii D Day Storming Ashore

Author : J. E. Kaufmann
ISBN : 9780811746588
Genre : History
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Covers the D-Day airborne drops and amphibious landings at Omaha Beach and Utah Beach. Includes sidebars on landing craft, the naval bombardment, engineers, medics, the Germans' defenses, and more.

What Soldiers Do

Author : Mary Louise Roberts
ISBN : 9780226923093
Genre : History
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How do you convince men to charge across heavily mined beaches into deadly machine-gun fire? Do you appeal to their bonds with their fellow soldiers, their patriotism, their desire to end tyranny and mass murder? Certainly—but if you’re the US Army in 1944, you also try another tack: you dangle the lure of beautiful French women, waiting just on the other side of the wire, ready to reward their liberators in oh so many ways. That’s not the picture of the Greatest Generation that we’ve been given, but it’s the one Mary Louise Roberts paints to devastating effect in What Soldiers Do. Drawing on an incredible range of sources, including news reports, propaganda and training materials, official planning documents, wartime diaries, and memoirs, Roberts tells the fascinating and troubling story of how the US military command systematically spread—and then exploited—the myth of French women as sexually experienced and available. The resulting chaos—ranging from flagrant public sex with prostitutes to outright rape and rampant venereal disease—horrified the war-weary and demoralized French population. The sexual predation, and the blithe response of the American military leadership, also caused serious friction between the two nations just as they were attempting to settle questions of long-term control over the liberated territories and the restoration of French sovereignty. While never denying the achievement of D-Day, or the bravery of the soldiers who took part, What Soldiers Do reminds us that history is always more useful—and more interesting—when it is most honest, and when it goes beyond the burnished beauty of nostalgia to grapple with the real lives and real mistakes of the people who lived it.

Forgotten

Author : Linda Hervieux
ISBN : 9780062313812
Genre : History
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The injustices of 1940s Jim Crow America are brought to life in this extraordinary blend of military and social history—a story that pays tribute to the valor of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions at D-Day have gone unrecognized to this day. In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African-American soldiers, landed on the beaches of France. Their orders were to man a curtain of armed balloons meant to deter enemy aircraft. One member of the 320th would be nominated for the Medal of Honor, an award he would never receive. The nation’s highest decoration was not given to black soldiers in World War II. Drawing on newly uncovered military records and dozens of original interviews with surviving members of the 320th and their families, Linda Hervieux tells the story of these heroic men charged with an extraordinary mission, whose contributions to one of the most celebrated events in modern history have been overlooked. Members of the 320th—Wilson Monk, a jack-of-all-trades from Atlantic City; Henry Parham, the son of sharecroppers from rural Virginia; William Dabney, an eager 17-year-old from Roanoke, Virginia; Samuel Mattison, a charming romantic from Columbus, Ohio—and thousands of other African Americans were sent abroad to fight for liberties denied them at home. In England and Europe, these soldiers discovered freedom they had not known in a homeland that treated them as second-class citizens—experiences they carried back to America, fueling the budding civil rights movement. In telling the story of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, Hervieux offers a vivid account of the tension between racial politics and national service in wartime America, and a moving narrative of human bravery and perseverance in the face of injustice.

Fighting Fascism In Europe

Author : Lawrence Cane
ISBN : 0823222519
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The collected letters of a veteran of both the Spanish Civil War and World War II reveals the passion and dedication of New York Jew who fought to liberate the world from facism.

Omaha Beach And Beyond

Author : John Robert Slaughter
ISBN : 0760337349
Genre : History
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Original publication and copyright date: 2007.

D Day To Berlin

Author : David Edwards
ISBN : 0857332104
Genre : History
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The Second World War is the bloodiest and deadliest conflict in history: more than 60 million people killed in six years of bitter fighting. For much of that time, Hitler's Germany and the Axis powers seemed invincible and Britons feared not only for their lives but for their country's freedom and future. By 1944 the Russian army had managed to turn back the German tide in the east. The Allies desperately needed to do the same in the west. Somehow they had to break out of barricaded Britain and put troops on to mainland Europe. Only by joining the Russian march on Berlin could Britain and America hope to secure a favourable peace. D-Day to Berlin: The Unfolding Story is a unique retelling of how this was done. From June 6 1944, when hundreds of thousands of Allied troops came ashore on five Normandy beaches, to May 2 1945, when the German army surrendered in Berlin, these dramatic and historic events are described as they happened and as they were told through the pages of The Daily Mirror. A truly remarkable era experienced as never before.

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