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Beyond the beachhead : the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy

Author: Joseph Balkoski
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, Pa. : Stackpole Books, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Follows the movements of the 29th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army over the course of forty-five days of combat during the Normandy campaign.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Balkoski
ISBN: 0739403281 9780739403280 0811726827 9780811726825
OCLC Number: 40543779
Description: xvi, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Twenty-nine, let's go, June 1944 --
Stateside: the blue and the gray division, 1917-1942 --
England: "Us and the home guard," October 1942-June 1944 --
The enemy: Festung Europa, 1940-1944 --
Men and guns: the emptiness of the battlefield, 1944 --
D-Day: "We've go to be infantrymen now," June 16, 1944 --
The beachhead: "Boche Kaput," June 7-9, 1944 --
On to St. Lô: "It didn't smell right from the first," June 10-13, 1944 --
Stagnation: "Altogether it was Hell," June 14-July 10, 1944 --
Triumph: the major of St. Lô, July 11-13, 1944.
Responsibility: Joseph Balkoski ; with a foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose.

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Follows the movements of the 29th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army over the course of forty-five days of combat during the Normandy campaign.

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