The American GI in Europe in World War II

The American GI in Europe in World War II

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*Covers the D-Day landings, the Normandy campaign, and the invasion of southern France: The second volume of this important contribution to the history of World War II picks up with the final preparations for D-Day and follows the soldiers who were introduced in Volume One--infantrymen, Rangers, paratroopers, glider pilots and crews, artillerymen, tankers, fighter and bomber pilots, and rear-echelon support troops--as they invade France on June 6, 1944, and slog their way inland. Through these brave men, the Kaufmanns paint a vivid and complete portrait of the American GI at war.... the Belgian Gates with the Hagensen Packs, each of which consisted of a 21a„4- pound block of C2 plastic explosive inside ... The units of the 1st ESB included the 531st Engineer Shore Regiment, 24th Amphibian Tractor Battalion, the 286th anbsp;...

Title:The American GI in Europe in World War II
Author:J. E. Kaufmann, H. W. Kaufmann
Publisher:Stackpole Books - 2014-05-14


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