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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Wheeler, James Scott.
Big Red One.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2007
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James Scott Wheeler
|Description:||xiv, 594 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Lafayette, we are here : creation of the 1st Infantry Division --
Cantigny to Soissons --
Victory in Alsace-Lorraine : St. Mihiel and the Meuse Argonne --
Between the world wars : the twenty-year peace --
Mobilization for war : the expansion and training of the Big Red One, 1939 to November 1942 --
Tunisia : the division comes of age --
Offensive operations : Gafsa to victory in Africa --
The invasion of Sicily --
Operation Overlord --
Crusade in Europe : the drive to Germany --
The battles of the German frontier --
The last offensive against Germany : January to May 1945 --
The occupation of Germany and the Cold War --
The Vietnam War and the Big Red One : deployment and first battles --
The year of decision? : the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam, 1967 --
Tet and the light at the end of the tunnel --
Conclusion : The journey continues.
|Series Title:||Modern war studies.|
|Responsibility:||James Scott Wheeler.|
"An exceptionally fine work of scholarship, written with a storyteller's verve. The Big Red One is not just a vivid account of the nation's most venerable division, but a compelling yarn for anyone