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Citizen soldiers : the U.S. Army from the Normandy beaches to the Bulge to the surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945 / Stephen E. Ambrose.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-498) and index.
Includes maps indicating the Normandy Beachhead expansion, July 1-24, 1944; the pursuit to the Siegfried Line, Aug. 26-Sept. 14, 1944; the Ardennes Campaign, Dec. 16-25, 1944, Dec. 26, 1944-Jan. 16 1945, and Jan. 17-Feb. 7, 1945; the Battle of the Rhineland, Feb. 8-Mar. 28, 1945; and the drive to the Elbe, Apr. 4-May 7, 1945.
Formatted Contents Note:
pt. I. The Battle for France: Expanding the beachhead, June 7-30, 1944 ; Hedgerow fighting, July 1-24, 1944, Breakout and encirclement, July 25-August 25, 1944 ; To the Siegfried line, August 26-September 30, 1944 ; The Siegfried line, October 1944 -- pt. II. At the German Border: Metz and the Hurtgen Forest, November 1-December 15, 1944 ; The Ardennes, December 16-19, 1944 ; The Ardennes, December 20-23, 1944 ; The holiday season, December 24-31, 1944 -- pt. III. Life in ETO: Night on the line ; Replacements and reinforcements, Fall 1944 ; The air war ; Medics, nurses, and doctors ; Jerks, sad sacks, profiteers, and Jim Crow ; Prisoners of war -- pt. IV. Overrunning Germany: Winter war, January 1945 ; Closing to the Rhine, February 1-March 6, 1945 ; Crossing the Rhine, March 7-31, 1945 ; Victory, April 1-May 7, 1945 -- Epilogue : The GIs and modern America.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Cotter Smith.
Summary, etc.:
This sequel to D-DAY opens at 00:01 hours, June 7, 1944 on the Normandy Beaches and ends at 02:45 hours, May 7, 1945. In between comes the battles in the hedgerows of Normandy, the breakout of Saint-Lo, the Falaise gap, Patton tearing through France, the liberation of Paris, the attempt to leap the Rhine in operation Market-Garden, the near-miraculous German recovery, the battles around Metz and in the Huertgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge, the capture of the bridge at Remagen and, finally, the overunning of Germany. From the enlisted men and junior officers, Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories from those on both sides of the war. The experience of these citizen soldiers reveals the ordinary sufferings and hardships of war. They overcame their fear and inexperience, the mistakes of their high command and their enemy to win the war
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.3 32.0 54430.
Subject: United States. Army > History > World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Western Front.
Soldiers > United States > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Western Front.

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