THE LAST ROLL CALL THE 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION VICTORIOUS 1945

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The Last Roll Call

Author : Joseph Balkoski
ISBN : 9780811716215
Genre : History
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"The top living D-Day historian."—USA Today "No one has written a better or more comprehensive history of a U.S. Army combat division in World War II than Joseph Balkoski in his five volumes on the 29th Infantry Division. The Last Roll Call is a powerful, splendid capstone to this exceptional achievement."—Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Liberation Trilogy Joseph Balkoski concludes his landmark series on the U.S. 29th Infantry Division in World War II with the story of the 29ers during the war's final five months. Opening with the division's participation in Operation Grenade, Balkoski follows the 29ers through the crossing of the Roer River, the blitzkrieg-style drive across the Rhineland to the Rhine River, their military-government duties while helping to reduce the Ruhr pocket, and the survivors' return home. • Powerful finale to the saga of an American division in Europe in World War II • Blends meticulous research with masterful storytelling • Strong emphasis on the men of the 29th and their stories
Category: History

Beyond The Beachhead

Author : Joseph Balkoski
ISBN : 9780811741453
Genre : History
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Expanded edition with a new chapter on the final battles of the Normandy campaign.
Category: History

Our Tortured Souls

Author : Joseph Balkoski
ISBN : 0811749908
Genre : History
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Continues Balkoski's acclaimed multivolume history of the U.S. 29th Infantry Division in World War II.
Category: History

From Brittany To The Reich

Author : Joseph Balkoski
ISBN : 0811748715
Genre : History
File Size : 36.53 MB
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Continues Balkoski's acclaimed multivolume history of the U.S. 29th Infantry Division in World War II
Category: History

From Beachhead To Brittany

Author : Joseph Balkoski
ISBN : 9780811740500
Genre : History
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Engaging history of a controversial World War II battle. Brilliantly researched and compellingly written by a top military historian.
Category: History

Omaha Beach

Author : Joseph Balkoski
ISBN : 9780811741194
Genre : History
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Balkoski's depiction of 'Bloody Omaha' is the literary accompaniment to the white-knuckle Omaha Beach scene that opens Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. -- John Hillen, New York Post
Category: History

The Clay Pigeons Of St Lo

Author : Glover S. Johns
ISBN : 0811726045
Genre : History
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Originally published in 1958 and now available for the first time in paperback, this classic of modern military history tells the exciting true story of the fall of St. Lo, the first major objective of the invading American armies in Normandy in June of 1944. Although St. Lo was intended to be taken within days of the landing, stubborn German resistance postponed the town's fall until July 18. The author describes the bloody action that took place in the thirty days in between as he led his battalion -- dubbed "The Indestructible Clay Pigeons" -- through the daunting combat.
Category: History

The Final Campaign

Author : Joseph H. Alexander
ISBN : 9780788135286
Genre : Okinawa Island (Japan)
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Contents: countdown to 'Love-Day'; the senior Marine commanders (Maj. Gen. Roy S. Geiger, Pedro A. del Valle & Francis P. Mulcahy, & Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr.); initial infantry commanders; the Japanese forces; L-Day & movement to contact; the air & sea battles; the U.S. Army at Okinawa; Marine air at Okinawa; assault on Shuri; Marine artillery at Okinawa; Marine tanks at Okinawa; closing the loop; subsidiary amphibious landings; legacy; for extraordinary heroism (Medal of Honor); sources. Maps & photos.
Category: Okinawa Island (Japan)

Thunder From Heaven

Author : Don Raymond Pay
ISBN : OCLC:2947617
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Category: World War, 1939-1945

D Day Survivor

Author : Baumgarten, Harold
ISBN : 1455603384
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A member of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division, veteran Harold "Hal" Baumgarten gives his firsthand account of the June 6, 1944, landing on Dog Green sector of Omaha Beach. A multidecorated hero, Baumgarten was wounded five times before being evacuated. In 1991, he served as a consultant for the filming of the WWII movie Saving Private Ryan.
Category: Biography & Autobiography