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The victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II  Cover Image Book Book

The victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II / Stephen E. Ambrose.

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  • ISBN: 068485628X
  • ISBN: 9780684856285
  • ISBN: 0684856298
  • ISBN: 9780684856292
  • Physical Description: 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [1998]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Donated in memory of Lionel V. Patenaude
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-379) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preparation -- Getting started -- Planning and training for overlord -- "OK, let's go" -- The opening hours of D-Day -- Utah Beach -- Omaha Beach -- Pointe-du-Hoc -- The British and Canadian Beaches -- The end of the day -- Hedgerows -- Breakout and pursuit -- At the German border -- Metz, Aachen, and the Hurtgen -- The Battle of the Bulge -- Night on the line -- The Rhineland battles -- Overrunning Germany -- The GIs.
Summary, etc.:
From historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes a brilliant telling of the war in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the end, eleven months later, on May 7, 1945. This authoritative narrative account is drawn by the author himself from his five acclaimed books about that conflict, most particularly from the definitive and comprehensive D-Day and Citizen Soldiers. The Victors includes stories of individual battles, raids, acts of courage and suffering from Pegasus Bridge, an account of the first engagement of D-Day, when a detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion; and from Band of Brothers, an account of an American rifle company from the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment who fought, died, and conquered, from Utah Beach through the Bulge and on to Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Germany. As always with Stephen Ambrose, the ranks, the ordinary boys and men, command his attention and his awe. The Victors tells their stories, how citizens became soldiers in the best army in the world. Ambrose draws on thousands of interviews and oral histories from government and private archives, from the high command Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton--on down through officers and enlisted men--to re-create the last year of the Second World War when the Allied soldiers pushed the Germans out of France, chased them across Germany, and destroyed the Nazi regime.
Subject: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 > Juvenile literature.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 > World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Western front.
United States. Army > History > World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Western Front.
Soldiers > United States > History > 20th century.
Tweede Wereldoorlog.
Krijgsmacht.
Soldat.
Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
USA.
Westeuropa.

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Montgomery City Public Library 940.54 Amb (Text) 31927000023310 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 07/06/2022


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