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The last kilometer : marching to victory in Europe with the big red one, 1944-1945

Author: A Preston Price
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2002.
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"From the Battle of the Bulge to VE Day, A. Preston Price takes us through France, Belgium, Germany, and Czechoslovakia for a riveting, soldier's-eye view of the final phase of fighting in World War II Europe. A young lieutenant with the First Infantry Division (the "Big Red One"), Preston served as an 81-mm mortar forward observer, and he skillfully recreates the realities of combat in an engaging prose style  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Price, A. Preston, 1921-
Last kilometer.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)654737328
Named Person: A Preston Price; A Preston Price
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Preston Price
ISBN: 1557504342 9781557504340
OCLC Number: 47930485
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 200 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: To Europe --
To the Front --
Holding the corner --
The attack --
Waiting on the river --
Roer to the Rhine --
Remagen bridgehead --
The Rose pocket --
The Harz Mountains --
Into Czechoslovakia.
Responsibility: A. Preston Price.

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"From the Battle of the Bulge to VE Day, A. Preston Price takes us through France, Belgium, Germany, and Czechoslovakia for a riveting, soldier's-eye view of the final phase of fighting in World War II Europe. A young lieutenant with the First Infantry Division (the "Big Red One"), Preston served as an 81-mm mortar forward observer, and he skillfully recreates the realities of combat in an engaging prose style filled with details of his own experience on the rough march to the war's hard-won conclusion. His descriptions of life as an infantryman highlight the plight of the ordinary - though often heroic - soldier as he valiantly battles the enemy while facing his own probable demise."--Jacket.

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"An unvarnished saga of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the combat infantryman." "Military Heritage""

 
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