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US Infantryman in World War II (3): European Theater of Operations 1944-45 [Paperback]

Robert Rush , Elizabeth Sharp

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Sept. 18 2002 Warrior (Book 56)
The ETO is seen by many as the major theater of World War II (1939-1945), with more infantry regiments serving there than any other. This title follows one soldier ("Joseph") as he is drafted in February 1941, trains with the 22d Infantry in the United States and then ships to England in January 1944. On D-Day he lands on Utah Beach and in the following months fights through France, Belgium, and into Germany. The problems the common soldier faced between June 1944 and May 1945 are dealt with in particular in this authoritative and moving book.

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Robert S. Rush PhD is a retired Command Sergeant Major, who served in the US Army from 1969 to 1999. He has worked as a historian to several key policy review teams for the United States Army. His PhD (Hell in Hurtgen Forest: Ordeal and Triumph of an American Infantry Regiment) focused on US and German units in the Hürtgen Forest, Fall 1944. Robert currently works at the US Army Center of Military History, Fort McNair.

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4.0 out of 5 stars informative reading Oct. 5 2006
By Michael N. Ryan - Published on
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Book 3 of this series provides a nice basic view on the Conscripted American soldier of WWII. Provides insights into the first peace time draft, though I suspect the main reason for Roosevelt wanted it was the fiascoe of conscription of WWI when Woodrow Wilson found so few wanted to have anything to do with his war. My main peeve with this book is that it should have provided the basic designations for men besides 1-A physically and morally fit for service and available and 4-F Physically and Morally unfit and rejected for service. It also provides a nice view of the European theater.

Book 2 of this series, the Volunteer, is also a good read.

Otherwise a good book on the subject.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! Dec 25 2012
By Nathan G. - Published on
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Having already read part 1 of the infantryman in the pacific part of me wondered whether it and part 3 would partly be redundant but I was really surprised that it is not in any way, in fact each part is very unique in its aspect. Very insightful.

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