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The American GI in Europe in World War II

The American GI in Europe in World War II


The Battle in France

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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.