Us Combat Engineer 1941 45

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782000526
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At its peak in World War II, the United States Army contained over 700 engineer battalions, along with numerous independent brigades and regiments. The specialized soldiers of the Engineers were tasked with a wide variety of crucially important tasks including river bridging, camouflage, airfield construction, and water and petroleum supply. However, despite their important support roles, the engineers were often employed on the front lines fighting beside the general infantry in the desperate battles of the European theatre. This book covers the role of these soldiers, from their recruitment and training, through their various support missions and combat experiences, forming an account of what it was truly like to be a combat engineer in World War II.

Us Soldier Vs German Soldier

Author: Chris McNab
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472838327
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During World War II, the US Army and its allies faced a formidable challenge: the need to assault Hitler's 'Fortress Europe' from the sea. As a result, during 1941–45, the US Army had to add amphibious assault to its list of combat capabilities. Officers and troops from across the US Armed Forces had to develop the techniques and technologies to assault the coasts of Axis-occupied Europe, from logistics to beach assault and beachhead consolidation, and more. In order to win and hold a contested beachhead in the face of bitter enemy resistance, the amphibious-warfare specialists played a variety of essential battlefield roles; if the US troops could not establish a beachhead quickly, they risked being thrown back into the sea. For their part, the Germans had to devise a practical defensive doctrine that made the most of the limited resources and troops available and the terrain. The German infantry defenders immediately around the landing areas had to be able to call upon support from nearby artillery, mechanized troops, and armoured forces to have a chance of containing the enemy beachhead. This illustrated study analyses the specialist beach-landing troops involved in three key battles – the Allied amphibious landings at Salerno and Anzio in Italy, and Omaha Beach in Normandy – focusing upon the US Army's various types of beach-assault specialists and their German opponents, whose combat experience and effectiveness varied considerably. Each of the three featured battles is then examined in detail, exploring how the Germans made defensive preparations; how the US troops planned to overcome them; and the immediate actions undertaken by the US amphibious specialists and their German opponents both during and following the main assault landings.

Engineers Of The Southwest Pacific 1941 45

Author: United States. Army. Forces, Pacific
Editor:
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Yanks Down Under 1941 45

Author: Eli Daniel Potts
Editor: Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN:
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Includes accounts and discussion of relationships between negro G.I.s and Aborigines, other G.I.s and Aborigines.

The British Army In The Far East 1941 45

Author: Alan Jeffreys
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472802039
Size: 12,11 MB
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Between December 1941 and May 1942, the British Empire suffered a series of humiliating defeats in the Far East. Three years later the Japanese were defeated by British and Commonwealth forces at Kohima and Imphal and in the battles for Burma. This transformation in the fortunes was in large part due to the development of jungle warfare doctrine and the resulting improvements in training, tactics and equipment. This book examines British Army conventional forces that fought in the Far East, showing how the dissemination of doctrine improved training, and helped 14th Army's infantry divisions secure victory.

Us Paratrooper 1941 45

Author: Carl Smith
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782005234
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In Sicily, Normandy, and in the frozen hills of the Ardennes, America's airborne warriors proved themselves some of the toughest and most determined soldiers of World War 2. What made these soldiers so special? How were they recruited, how did they learn to jump and fight? What special tactics and equipment did they use? This title looks at what it was like to be one of the United States' airborne elite, through the experiences of the soldiers themselves. It is the story of the men who invariably led the way; the soldiers who flew to battle and walked home.

Engineers Of The Southwest Pacific 1941 45

Author: United States. Army. Forces, Pacific
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The Eastern Front Day By Day 1941 45

Author: Steve Crawford
Editor: Potomac Books Incorporated
ISBN:
Size: 13,71 MB
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The warriors, the weapons, and the furious battles

America History And Life

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.