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From Omaha Beach to Dawson's Ridge : the combat journal of Captain Joe Dawson

Author: Joe Dawson; Cole C Kingseed
Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2005]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An infantry company commander in the U.S. Army's heralded 1st Infantry Division, Capt. Joseph Turner Dawson led his men through some of the most brutal battles of World War II. From the invasion of North Africa in late 1942 through Sicily and the assault on Normandy to the push toward the German frontier late in 1944, his length of service on the frontlines was extraordinary, and his heroism while holding off the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dawson, Joe, 1914-1998.
From Omaha Beach to Dawson's Ridge.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005013475
(OCoLC)60360437
Named Person: Joe Dawson; Joe Dawson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Dawson; Cole C Kingseed
ISBN: 9781612515236 1612515231
OCLC Number: 860770637
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; A Note on Editorial Method; Foreword; Prologue; 1. Joining the Big Red One; 2. Overseas; 3. North Africa; 4. Sicily; 5. Preparation for D-Day; 6. Normandy; 7. Breakout and Pursuit; 8. Aachen; 9. Return to Europe; Epilogue; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: edited by Cole C. Kingseed.
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An infantry company commander in the U.S. Army's heralded 1st Infantry Division, Capt. Joseph Turner Dawson led his men through some of the most brutal battles of World War II. From the invasion of North Africa in late 1942 through Sicily and the assault on Normandy to the push toward the German frontier late in 1944, his length of service on the frontlines was extraordinary, and his heroism while holding off the Germans on a ridge near Aachen, Germany, is legendary. Based on Dawson's own combat journal, this book focuses on leadership in combat during the greatest human drama of the twen.

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