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The Big Red One : America's legendary 1st Infantry Division from World War I to Desert Storm

Author: James Scott Wheeler
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2007.
Series: Modern war studies.
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"The oldest continuously serving division in the U.S. Army, the "Fighting First" has consistently played a crucial role in America's foreign wars. The first American division to see combat and achieve victory in World War I, it set the standard for discipline, training, endurance, and tactical innovation. One of the few intact divisions between the wars, it was the first army unit to train for amphibious warfare.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wheeler, James Scott.
Big Red One.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2007
(OCoLC)608073436
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Scott Wheeler
ISBN: 9780700615520 0700615520
OCLC Number: 153580069
Description: xiv, 594 pages : illustrations, 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.
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