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The Fighting 30th Division : They Called Them Roosevelt's SS

Author: Martin King; David Hilborn; Michael Collins
Publisher: Philadelphia ; Oxford : Casemate, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In World War I the 30th Infantry Division earned more Medals of Honor than any other American division. In World War II it spent more consecutive days in combat than almost any other outfit. Recruited mainly from the Carolinas and Georgia and Tennessee, they were one of the hardest-fighting units the U.S. ever fielded in Europe. What was it about these men that made them so indomitable? They were tough and resilient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin King; David Hilborn; Michael Collins
ISBN: 9781612003016 161200301X
OCLC Number: 919785024
Description: 350 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: Normandy and Northern France --
Hell in Le Bocage! --
The "breakout" --
"The rock of Mortain" --
Part two: The Rhineland campaign --
To the edge of the Reich --
Aachen! --
Advance to the east --
Part three: The ardennes --
The thin green line --
Counteroffensive --
Part four: Germany and victory --
Setting the pace --
The final push.
Responsibility: Martin King, David Hilborn, and Michael Collins.

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In World War I the 30th Infantry Division earned more Medals of Honor than any other American division. In World War II it spent more consecutive days in combat than almost any other outfit.  Read more...

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Another fantastic true story that will fascinate historians and fans of McNab - Boys Own Paper stuff... * Books Monthly Online 03/08/2015 *

 
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