Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy

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Stackpole Books, 1999 - Počet stran: 304
Examines the experience of one infantry division - the 29th - during 45 days of combat from Omaha Beach on D-Day to the liberation at St Lo. Using interviews, official records and unit histories, this book follows the 29th from bloody landings at Omaha through the hedgerows of Normandy, illustrating the brutal realities of life on the front line.
 

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After reading many a book about D-day I find it increasingly interesting too read books dealing with fragments of it. This book is one such book. And what a book it is. Firstly neither this book will ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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The Blue and Gray Division take on the 352d at Omaha Beach. Nice little divisional history. Přečíst celou recenzi

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PREFACE
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INTRODUCTION TwentyNine Lets Go June 1944
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STATESIDE The Blue and the Gray Division 19171942
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II ENGLAND Us and the Home Guard October 1942June 1944
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THE ENEMY Festung Europa 19401944
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MEN AND GUNS The Emptiness of the Battlefield 1944
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DDAY Weve Got to Be Infantrymen Now June 6 1944
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THE BEACHHEAD Boche Kaput June 79 1944
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ON TO ST LO It Didnt Smell Right from the First June 1013 1944
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STAGNATION Altogether It Was Hell June 14July 10 1944
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TRIUMPH The Major of St Lo July 1123 1944
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Historian Stephen E. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana. Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades. He is also the founder and president of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. His works include D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan.

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