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GI ingenuity : improvisation, technology, and winning World War II

Author: James Jay Carafano
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2006.
Series: War, technology, and history.
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Nine chapters blend together military, technological, and social histories as a means to prove that the US soldier had a unique genius to adjust to new combat conditions.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carafano, James Jay, 1955-
GI ingenuity.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2006
(OCoLC)607764014
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Jay Carafano
ISBN: 0275986985 9780275986988
OCLC Number: 67869938
Description: xx, 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Wrong war, right war --
Day of the doughboys --
The innovation revolution --
D-Day disasters --
Trial and error --
The air-ground miracle --
An imagining of armor --
The king of battle --
Warriors.
Series Title: War, technology, and history.
Responsibility: James Jay Carafano.
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World War II saw the first generation of young men go into combat who had grown up feeling comfortable with modern industrial technology. This book tells their story through the experience of the  Read more...

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