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The deadly brotherhood : the American combat soldier in World War II

Author: John C McManus
Publisher: Novato, CA : Presidio, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Provides accounts from veterans of nearly every division (armor, infantry, airborne, marine) that saw combat in World War II. These soldiers carried out the same dirty, monotonous, dangerous job day after day and did it successfully. Not only did they do it in radically different circumstances against different enemies, but they themselves often came from completely different regional or ethnic backgrounds."
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McManus, John C., 1965-
Deadly brotherhood.
Novato, CA : Presidio, ©1998
(OCoLC)605508574
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C McManus
ISBN: 0891416552 9780891416555
OCLC Number: 38112374
Description: xiv, 353 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. World of the combat soldier --
ch. 1. Combat soldier: who was he --
ch. 2. Food, equipment, and weapons --
ch. 3. Conditions: Europe --
ch. 4. Conditions: Pacific --
ch. 5. Fighting --
ch. 6. Becoming a casualty --
pt. 2. Soul of the combat soldier --
ch. 7. Attitudes toward the Japanese --
ch. 8. Attitudes toward the Germans --
ch. 9. Leadership factor --
ch. 10. Motivation, attitudes, and effects of combat --
ch. 11. Truth about replacements --
ch. 12. Deadly brotherhood.
Responsibility: John C. McManus.
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A tribute to American soldiers plunged into World War II, whose stories are told through a collection of personal recollections, letters, memoirs, diaries and memories. With accounts of battle,  Read more...

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"Gripping . . . These men were common warriors who fought with uncommon courage and thus shaped the destiny of our great nation."--FORMER SENATOR BOB DOLE "A RIVETING AND EXTREMELY WELL-RESEARCHED Read more...

 
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