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3 Volumes : The American GI in Europe in World War II

3 Volumes : The American GI in Europe in World War II


D-Day : Storming Ashore + The March to D-Day + The Battle in France

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The American GI in Europe in World War II - D-Day : Storming Ashore
391 pages
b&w photos
Hard cover
26 x 21 cm
1,192 kg
English

* 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

In the spirit of Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers and Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far, J. E. Kaufmann and H. W. Kaufmann weave together firsthand accounts of American soldiers to capture the complete experience of the individual GI in World War II, from stateside training to overseas combat. Based on interviews with more than 200 veterans, The American GI in Europe in World War II also tells the story of the mighty effort to liberate Europe through the brave young men who fought there.



The American GI in Europe in World War II - The March to D-Day
408 pages
b&w photos
Hard cover
26 x 21 cm
1,214 kg
English

* 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

This prequel to The American GI in Europe in World War II: D-Day: Storming Ashore details American involvement in World War II from Pearl Harbor to the preparations for D-Day, June 6, 1944. Weaving together veterans' testimonies, the Kaufmanns capture the complete experience of the individual soldier from stateside training to overseas combat. This volume covers not only recruiting and training, but also combat in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the air war over Europe.



The American GI in Europe in World War II - The Battle in France
408 pages
b&w photos
Hard cover
26 x 21 cm
1,213 kg
English

* Firsthand accounts and contextual narrative chronicling the war in Europe after D-Day
* Sidebars on glider operations, rear-area activities, hedgerow country, and more
* Based on interviews with more than 200 veterans

The final installment of this trilogy details the U.S. Army's battles in France following the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944. After establishing beachheads at Omaha and Utah Beaches, American troops slogged inland for almost two months, battling through Normandy hedgerow by hedgerow before breaking out in Operation Cobra. Several weeks later, an Allied force that included American GIs invaded southern France and began the hard fight northward. Weaving together veterans' testimonies, the Kaufmanns capture the complete experience of the individual soldier during the brutal summer of 1944.