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The GI offensive in Europe : the triumph of American infantry divisions, 1941-1945

Author: Peter R Mansoor
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1999.
Series: Modern war studies.
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This book provides a comprehensive study of America's infantry combat performance in Europe during World War II, showing that the Army succeeded by developing combat effective divisions that could not only fight and win battles but also sustain that effort over years of combat. While American industry admittedly enabled the United States to sustain its overseas armies, the effectiveness of those forces ultimately  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mansoor, Peter R., 1960-
GI offensive in Europe.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1999
(OCoLC)607140172
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter R Mansoor
ISBN: 070060958X 9780700609581 9780700612260 0700612262
OCLC Number: 40595257
Description: xiv, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The mobilization of the Army of the United States --
Citizens to soldiers : precombat training --
First battles : North Africa and Sicily --
The long road to Germany : the Italian campaign, 1943-1944 --
Normandy : graduate school in the hedgerows --
Breakout and pursuit : maneuver versus firepower --
Sustaining the force : the Siegfried Line, Lorraine, and Vosges campaigns --
The Battle of the Bulge --
The American blitzkrieg --
The combat effectiveness of infantry divisions in the Army of the United States.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Peter R. Mansoor.

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This study assesses the performance of America's infantry combat in Europe during World War II, showing that the army succeeded by developing combat effective divisions that could not only fight and  Read more...

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