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A foot soldier for Patton : the story of a "Red Diamond" infantryman with the U.S. Third Army

Author: Michael C Bilder; James G Bilder
Publisher: Drexel Hill, PA : Casemate, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A brutally honest depiction of day-to-day combat in World War II, "A Foot Soldier for Patton" takes the reader from the beaches of Normandy, to the brutal battles on the Westwall in the Ardennes, and finally to the conquest of Germany itself.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bilder, Michael C.
Foot soldier for Patton.
Drexel Hill, PA : Casemate, 2008
(OCoLC)624446411
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Bilder; James G Bilder
ISBN: 9781932033915 1932033912
OCLC Number: 276614756
Description: ix, 294 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Peacetime induction : just a one-year hitch for preparedness --
Basic training and Southern maneuvers : learning how to soldier --
Goodbye Mary, hello Iceland : pawns in the politics of war --
The "FBI" occupies the rock : the fighting bastards of Iceland battle the Arctic wasteland --
Underpaid, undersexed, and over there : training with our cousins across the pond --
"Lafayette, we are here," again! : bloody combat in the Normandy hedgerows --
Patton and the dash across France : winning the war in record time and making it look easy --
Metz the meat grinder : paying the price for Patton's folly --
The forgotten 5th in the Battle of the Bulge : fighting and freezing in Luxembourg --
The push into Germany : breaching the West Wall and wasting time in the Ruhr --
War's end : adding points and avoiding final opportunities for getting killed.
Other Titles: Footsoldier for Patton
Story of a "Red Diamond" infantryman with the U.S. Third Army
Responsibility: Michael C. Bilder with James G. Bilder.

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A rarely frank account of the U.S. infantry experience in northern Europe, A Foot Soldier for Patton takes the reader from the beaches of Normandy through the giddy drive across France, to the brutal  Read more...

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