G Company's War: Two Personal Accounts of the Campaigns in Europe, 1944-1945 [NOOK Book]

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This unique account of combat in World War II provides parallel day-to-day records of the same events as seen by two men in the same company, one an enlisted man, one an officer.  

G Company's War is the story of a World War II rifle company in Patton's Third Army as detailed in the journals of S/Sgt. Bruce Egger and Lt. Lee M. Otts, both of G Company, 328th Regiment, 26th infantry Division. 

Bruce Egger arrived in France in ...

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Overview

This unique account of combat in World War II provides parallel day-to-day records of the same events as seen by two men in the same company, one an enlisted man, one an officer.  

G Company's War is the story of a World War II rifle company in Patton's Third Army as detailed in the journals of S/Sgt. Bruce Egger and Lt. Lee M. Otts, both of G Company, 328th Regiment, 26th infantry Division. 

Bruce Egger arrived in France in October 1944, and Lee Otts arrived in November. Both fought for G Company through the remainder of the war. Otts was wounded seriously in March 1945 and experienced an extended hospitalization in England and the United States. Both men kept diaries during the time they were in the service, and both expanded the diaries into full-fledged journals shortly after the war. 

These are the voices of ordinary soldiers--the men who did the fighting--not the generals and statesmen who viewed events from a distance. Most striking is how the two distinctly different personalities recorded the combat experience. For the serious-minded Egger, the war was a grim ordeal; for Otts, with his sunny disposition, the war was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, sometimes even fun. Each account is accurate in its own right, but the combination of the two into a single, interwoven story provides a broader understanding of war and the men caught up in it. 

Historian Paul Roley has interspersed throughout the text helpful overviews and summaries that place G Company's activities in the larger context of overall military operations in Europe. In addition, Roley notes what happened to each soldier mentioned as wounded in action or otherwise removed from the company and provides an appendix summarizing the losses suffered by G Company. The total impact of the work is to describe the reality of war in a frontline infantry company. 


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An account of an American rifle company in Patton's Third Army during WWII, as detailed in the journals of Staff Sergeant Egger and Lieutenant Otts. What distinguishes it from other accounts of combat in WWII is its parallel day-by-day records of the same events as seen by two men in the same company, one an enlisted man, the other an officer. Edited and with commentary by Paul Roley. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"The fiftieth anniversaries of D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the crossing of the Rhine, and V-E Day brought forth a flood of books by veterans about their own experiences, their squads, their companies. Among the best of these are Bruce Egger and Lee Otts, G Company's War: Two Personal Accounts of the Campaigns in Europe, 1944-1945 . . ."
—Stephen E. Ambrose, from Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817380892
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 12/11/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Bruce E. Egger is a retired forester who lives in Prineville, Oregon. 
Lee MacMillan Otts is an attorney in Brewton, Alabama. 
Paul Roley is Professor of History Emeritus at Western Washington University. 
 

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Chapter One


First Blood

October 25-November 17, 1944


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OPERATIONAL BACKGROUND Following the invasion of France on June 6, 1944, and a protracted slugging match in the hedgerows of Normandy, the Allies had been able to effect a breakout at St. Lo in late July Suddenly the war had been transformed from a series of bloody assaults into one of movement as the Anglo-American armies swept across northern France.

    Leading the way in this spectacular advance was General George Patton's much publicized Third Army But in late August, as a severe fuel crisis loomed, General Eisenhower had made the difficult decision to give first priority on supplies to Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery's 21st Army Group in its northeastward thrust into Belgium and toward Germany's vital Ruhr industrial area. This meant that the Third Army's advance would have to halt for lack of gasoline. (See Map 1.)

    Although Patton was able to resume operations within a few days, the pause had proved to be fatal to Allied momentum. The Germans had been busy feeding in reinforcements, particularly on the Third Army's right flank, which faced the main invasion corridor leading to the Saar Basin and on to Frankfurt. The days of easy pursuit were over; the Wehrmacht had made a remarkable recovery, and the American advance in Lorraine during September was bitterly contested. The Third Army quickly moved to the Moselle River, but the attempt to advance beyond that line provoked strong resistance.

    By late September,also, a new logistical squeeze was developing. The operations in Holland, against Aachen in the northeast, and the attempt to advance east of the Moselle all combined to strain to the breaking point the existing port facilities and the supply and communications systems in northern France. The shortage of artillery ammunition was becoming critical, and another gasoline famine was looming. Eisenhower therefore decided that priority had to be given to Montgomery's efforts to secure the port of Antwerp, which had long been considered the only solution to the Allies' supply problems. The corollary of this decision was that the Third Army would have to go over to the defensive. Thus it was that in early October, when the 26th Division was assigned to Patton's forces, a period of quiet had settled in on the Third Army front that was to last until early November.

    In the meantime, the Yankee Division was being fed into the lines to give it combat experience for the coming offensive. On the morning of October 22 the 328th Infantry suffered its first serious losses when the 1st Platoon of Fox Company (2nd Battalion) ran into a buzzsaw on a combat patrol just south of the little town of Vic-sur-Seille and lost twenty-four of the original forty-three men, including several who were captured. (Of the twenty-eight replacements sent to the 2nd Battalion on October 25, F Company got twenty-five; the remaining three, including Egger, were assigned to G Company.)

    Four days later the 328th moved in to relieve its sister regiment, the 104th Infantry, in the vicinity of Bezange-la-Petite on the extreme right flank of the Third Army sector (see Map 2), where Egger and his fellow replacements would soon join their units. With Lee Otts still en route to England, we now pick up Bruce's account. [P.R.]


EGGER Oct. 25, 1944. A shipping list, which included our entire company, came out this morning assigning us to the 26th Infantry Division, Third Army. Trucks took us to division headquarters near Nancy, where we had a clothing inspection before being assigned to regiments. Two of my friends from the 97th Division went to the 101st Regiment and Bob Dixon and I were sent to the 328th.

    On the way to regimental headquarters we drove through Nancy, a bustling city with large numbers of people and soldiers on the streets. The traffic was mostly military vehicles. It was after dark when we arrived at the headquarters of the 328th. I wanted to stay in a barn full of hay, but we were moved to a field where we were told to dig a foxhole. The guards told us a German patrol was supposed to be in the area, but Dixon and I thought that might be a story to impress the replacements.


Oct. 26, 1944. We had a hot breakfast with the medics before moving by vehicle to 1st Battalion HQ. On the way we passed a jeep that had been blown up when it ran over a mine. The two occupants were lying at the edge of the road with all but their feet covered by blankets. Artillery pieces were dug in on both sides of the road. Whenever one fired we involuntarily jumped.

    Dixon, Erickson, Giovinazzo, and about twenty others from our replacement group were assigned to F Company. Cullison, Davidson, and I went to G Company in the 2nd Battalion. We were to stay with the 1st Battalion until our outfit came off the line.

Oct. 27, 1944. Dixon and I improved our foxhole, which was at the foot of a slope near a creek. We also visited with the others and wrote letters. Occasionally a German artillery shell went over, but none landed near us. Not used to being on the receiving end of artillery, we wasted no time running to our holes.

    Dixon was twenty-five years old and although he had been married three years, he and his wife didn't have any children, which he regretted. He had been an Air Force cadet at Kansas State College while I was there in ASTP He was one of what we called "grounded butterflies." The Air Corps had decided they had an adequate supply of pilots, bombardiers, and navigators, so the program was disbanded along with ASTP. Dixon had been in my company with the 97th Division but in a different platoon, so I didn't know him until we shipped out as replacements.


Oct. 28, 1944. It had been raining, so we pitched a tent over our foxhole. We spent most of the day visiting, sleeping, and writing letters. Dixon spent time studying a book to learn German.


Oct. 29, 1944. The 1st Battalion had church services this morning in an open field. The service was interrupted by a barrage of 88mm artillery, which the Germans used for antiaircraft, antitank, and antipersonnel. Their tanks were also equipped with 88s. The shells didn't land near us, but the shelling broke up the church service.


Oct. 30, 1944. It started to rain again after two days of sunshine. Our foxhole, which was at the base of a slope, was receiving water seepage, but we managed to plug the leaks with sod. All the foot and vehicle traffic was causing the area around the kitchen to become muddy.

    A company filed past us this morning on the way to the front lines. The men didn't seem very enthusiastic about moving up.

    The replacements for the 1st Battalion had been assigned to their respective companies and we 2nd Battalion replacements were moved up to join our companies on the front lines. A jeep took Cullison, Davidson, and me to G Company Headquarters in a small village near Bezange-la-Petite. On the way up we passed several burned-out American and German tanks. The G Company Command Post, or CP, was in the basement of a building whose upper stories had been almost leveled by artillery. Only portions of the walls were left standing. The sounds of machine gun fire and exploding shells were much closer. The mail clerk, jeep drivers, and several helpers stayed in the basement. We didn't tell them we had eaten our evening meal before we left, so they prepared canned eggs for us over a small gas stove. The basement had a musty smell, but it was warm and dry and more comfortable than a foxhole. Candies furnished our light.


Oct 31, 1944. The front lines were only about three-hundred yards from town. Captain Paul Carrier, the Commanding Officer of G Company, decided to leave us at the Company CP, since it was only possible to move into position under the cover of darkness and the 2nd Battalion was due to be relieved soon. I went upstairs several times to look around, but it was not safe to venture very far from the security of the basement. The small farm village where we were located had no civilian population left. There wasn't a building in town that hadn't suffered damage from artillery.

    Pfcs. Larry Treff and Carl Anderson came in from the front after dark. They both had diarrhea, a messy situation when you can't leave your foxhole. They heated water on the gas stove, bathed, and changed underwear. They were keyed up and talkative after being confined to a foxhole and so close to the Germans.


Nov 1, 1944. The 1st Battalion relieved the 2nd Battalion after dark and we went back into reserve. I was one of the four guides assigned to take the G Company platoons back to the rear-area positions the 1st Battalion was vacating. Fog had settled in, providing good cover, and there were no problems during the exchange or the walk back to the rear. The kitchen had hot coffee for the men. I could hear some of them talking most of the night while I was on guard duty.


Nov. 2, 1944. Cullison and I had taken over the foxhole I had shared with Dixon, who had gone to F Company. It was still raining and the water table was rising. We kept throwing sod in the hole so we wouldn't be sleeping in the water. By the time the leaks were stopped the hole was almost at ground level. We were not that concerned about artillery, since none had landed in our vicinity.

    A thousand pair of feet on top of the previous traffic soon turned the kitchen area into a sea of mud. The troops who had come off the line were unshaven and dirty and most were taking action to remedy the situation since being clean shaven was one of General Patton's requirements. Three hot meals were served daily. We had two hours of guard duty at night. George Company had suffered one man killed and three wounded so far. All the casualties had been from shrapnel.


Nov 3, 1944. Cullison and I dug a hole on higher ground to avoid the seepage and pitched our tent over it. A stray cow wandered into camp this morning and some of the fellows promptly killed and butchered it. A bottle of wine was issued to every three men. By the time I went on guard at 2200, the one-third of a bottle I had drunk was causing stomach cramps. Before I got off guard I had diarrhea and spent the rest of the night and morning running to the latrine. The water was all right here. It was the wine you had to watch out for.

    Harold Clark [pseudonym], Captain Carrier's runner, shot himself in the foot today while cleaning his carbine.

    General Patton talked to most of the officers in the 26th Division today and told them the Third Army would be making a big drive soon.


FROM EGGER'S LETTER OF NOVEMBER 3


    I haven't seen any action yet, the closest I have been is about a half mile from the front. The men who have been there say I don't have much to look forward to.

    Mud and rain are two things I'll remember about France.

    If I make it through this winter I'll be satisfied as long as I have a roof over my head and three meals a day. A person never appreciates anything until conditions worsen. You would be surprised at how little the men here complain.

    They gave us a bottle of wine for every three men. Don't worry, we are drinking it very sparingly and it isn't very strong....

    I guess there is no picnic ahead for me. I only hope and pray that I can take it like a man and do my part.... I know if your prayers and everyone else's mean anything that I'll come through alright.


Nov 4, 1944. I felt weak and sick this morning so I went to the medics, who gave me some pills. The runs stopped by mid-morning and I felt good enough to ride back to Regimental HQ for a shower. I saw several dead cows, killed by artillery, lying in the pastures on their backs, legs sticking straight up. As they began to decompose the body cavities filled with gas, causing the carcasses to roll onto their backs. The people here had lost their homes, livestock, and probably most of their possessions.

    The quartermasters had set up big tents with shower stalls and wooden slat floors. I don't know how the water was heated, but I know that we hated to leave the warmth of the shower and return to the cold and mud of the foxholes.


Nov 5, 1944. A Red Cross clubmobile was at the battalion area in the afternoon with coffee, doughnuts, phonograph music, and two pretty American girls to remind us of home.

    It had rained all day and the foxholes were full of water. It was impossible to keep ourselves or our blankets dry and free of mud. I felt discouraged today, probably because I was not feeling good.


OPERATIONAL BACKGROUND Despite the strong resistance encountered on all fronts in September and October, the Allied high command was convinced the German army would crumble under continued pressure. The unremitting rains of October may have made the lives of the troops miserable and complicated the battlefield situation, but the generals considered that, with victory seemingly so close, operations had to continue. The decision of late September to halt the advance of the Third Army had been dictated by an untenable logistical situation, but that problem was well on the way to resolution. By mid-October, then, Eisenhower's headquarters was cranking out plans for a general offensive on all fronts.

    The broad strategy would remain the same. Primary emphasis would be on Montgomery's northern thrust, assisted by Hodges' First American Army, toward the Ruhr industrial area, thence across the Rhine, and ultimately on to Berlin. At the same time Patton's Third Army would drive northeastward through Lorraine and in the direction of Frankfurt.

    In the Third Army sector, XX Corps would envelop Metz while General Manton Eddy's XII Corps, to which the 26th Division was attached, would advance on the right. The Yankee Division's 328th Infantry, with Pfc. Bruce Egger one of the new replacements in its 2nd Battalion, would be on the extreme right, or southern flank of the XII Corps (and the Third Army) line, which abutted on the Marne-Rhine Canal. The date of the attack was set for November 8.

    General Patton was brimming with his usual confidence. "It is 132 miles to the Rhine from here," he told the new 95th Division on November 4, "and if this army will attack with venom and desperate energy, it is more than probable that the war will end before we get to the Rhine." What he failed to foresee is that a total of 7.2 inches of rain would fall on Lorraine in November, as contrasted to the normal precipitation of three inches for that month, turning the terrain into a sea of mud and exacting a heavy toll upon troops not equipped by their government for such miserable combat conditions.

    The role of the 2nd Battalion of the 328th Infantry was to take the town of Moncourt. The more than two hundred men who ended up as casualties there were not informed that this was merely a diversionary action; the main attack was occurring farther to the north. [P.R.]


EGGER Nov 6, 1944. Orders came down this morning that the 2nd Battalion was to relieve the 3rd Battalion on line in the late afternoon.


    I was assigned to the 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon. Cullison was sent to the 1st Platoon and Davidson went to a machine gun section of the 4th Platoon. The supply sergeant gave me a duffel bag and I turned in my extra clothes, a blanket, gas mask, razor, notebook, and some other personal gear. Gas masks were not carried in the field; the high command evidently thought there was not much risk of the Germans using poison gas.

    We moved out shortly after I joined the platoon, so I didn't have a chance to become acquainted with the members of the squad. Carl Anderson, whom I had met at the Company CP, introduced me to Ed Evans, Charles Foster, Joe Treml, Frank Kuchyt, Harry Lee, Allan Parlee, Ernie Viscio, and Tom Twardziewski. Anderson, Evans, Foster, and Treml were all transfers from ASTP S/Sgt. John Saulenas and Sgt. George Kearny [pseudonym] were the squad and assistant squad leaders, respectively. The men spoke highly of Saulenas, although of late he had been nervous and irritable. Some of the men thought Kearny was not very intelligent and mostly talk. T/Sgt. Edward Zabloski was the platoon sergeant and S/Sgt. Wallace Sullivan was platoon guide. Larry Treff was the only other man I knew in the platoon.

    We moved out just before dark in single file. Traveling was difficult. At times we would sink to our knees in the mud, and I was soon wishing I had left more of my gear back in my duffel bag. We passed through a draw in which the burned-out hulks of four American tanks stood. We walked about two miles before the squad split up. Kearny took Foster, Evans, Kuchyt, Lee, and me to a small cement pillbox on a hill, while Saulenas and the rest of the squad went to a bunker about four hundred yards away, near the woods. The rest of the platoon and the 1st and 4th Platoons dug in behind us while the 2nd Platoon was in the woods to our right. Kearny immediately posted a guard. He did not pull guard, but the rest of us were on two and off eight.

    The pillbox was drier than the holes we had left, but it was crowded for five men. There was no room to stretch out, so I sat on my pack and tried to sleep. By 2000 the roof had begun to leak and by midnight the

    When I went on guard at 2000, it was still raining and so dark that I could only see a few feet. The wind was so strong it would have been difficult to hear or see anyone approaching or for a patrol to find their way. German artillery kept landing close enough that I could hear the shrapnel whistle as it passed overhead.

    Standing guard on the front lines was a heavy responsibility, since the safety of the other men depended on the vigilance of the sentry. Because of the inactivity, it was easy to daydream, reflect on the future, think of home, and wonder what your loved ones were doing. I fought to stay alert and was glad to be relieved at 2200.


Nov 7, 1944. We learned this morning that a German patrol had attacked a squad of the 2nd Platoon the night before and had killed one man, wounded two, and taken two prisoners.

    It rained all day and about six inches of water was standing on the floor of the pillbox. Foster reminded me of a small boy playing in the mud as he tried to dam out the water flowing in the doorway. Kuchyt was a funny guy and kept everyone laughing except Lee, who tended to be moody.

    I was on guard from 0600 to 0800 and from 1600 to 1800. Enemy artillery periodically landed on the platoons to our rear. Some of the men would get out and stretch their legs and dive for the foxholes when a round came in. One man did not make it in time and caught a piece of shrapnel in the buttocks. Kearny thought we would be here for several more days before another unit relieved us.

    We sat with our feet in the water most of the day. I was the only one who didn't have overshoes and my feet, which had not been dry for four days, were starting to itch and bum and felt swollen. The pillbox was full of steam from our wet clothes, cigarette smoke, and fumes from the stove we used to heat our rations.


Nov 8, 1944. It was still raining at 0200 when I relieved Evans on guard duty. I wore a raincoat over my overcoat and, except for my feet and lower legs, managed to stay dry.

    While I was on duty the mortar platoon from M Company set up their weapons near the pillbox. I asked their sergeant if they were relieving us. "No," he said, "we will be providing you with mortar support this morning while you attack Moncourt." Moncourt was a small village to our right front beyond the wooded area. About ten minutes later T/Sgt. Zabloski and S/Sgt. Sullivan arrived and confirmed what I had been told.

    We left our overcoats and packs in the pillbox and headed out about 0345 to join the rest of the squad. Kearny didn't have any trouble finding Saulenas and the other men, despite the inky darkness and heavy rain.

    There was only room for six in their bunker, so half the squad had to wait outside. I got a ten-minute turn in the bunker, which smelled of wet wool clothes and was full of cigarette smoke and steam from wet bodies and clothes. I didn't have any hand grenades so Saulenas gave me one. I noticed that the dirt seemed ingrained in the skin of his hands and his fingernails were dirty. I looked at my hands and they were the same.

    Six of us waited in the rain outside the bunker for close to an hour; as usual with the Army, it was hurry up and wait. Kuchyt found an unoccupied bunker with a log roof and stood in a crouched position in water up to his knees. I couldn't see that his situation was any better than ours; maybe this was the only way he could keep his cigarette lit.

    Before we moved out I took off my raincoat, folded it, and put it behind my cartridge belt over my hips. I wanted to be able to move if need be and didn't want a long coat binding my legs. In five minutes the rain had penetrated my jacket, wool shirt, and wool underwear.

    We met the rest of the platoon on a path at the edge of the woods and moved through in single file. Kearny was the last man in the platoon and I was just ahead of him. The path we were following was full of water, and the mud, brush, and communication wire strung on the ground made it difficult to keep up in the darkness.

    I'll never forget how I felt that morning. The Army had been preparing me for, this for months, and I had ignorantly been anticipating combat. I had been better off being ignorant because I had worried very little about going into battle, but now that the time had arrived I was not feeling so eager. I had the same gut-wrenching feeling in the pit of my stomach that I used to get before the beginning of a sports contest in high school, except that it was more intense because I realized that this was no game and that some of us were going to die or be wounded today. I not only feared for our safety, but for our success and my performance. But I knew I had no choice but to face whatever would happen and to pray that God provide the strength and courage to face the day and, of course, to spare my life if it was His will.

    The plan was for F Company to take Moncourt; George Company was to take the high ground to the left and hold it while tanks moved through our positions. It sounded very simple in conception, but the execution proved to be another matter.


THE ACTION AT MONCOURT WOODS

(as described in Ed Zabloski's letter of June 4, 1991, to Bruce Egger)


    Nov. 8th and Moncourt woods are like a nightmare to me....

    We were to attack with the 1st and 3rd Platoons—2nd in reserve—and the 4th supporting. The 101st Mechanized Cavalry [an incorrect designation for elements of the 2nd Cavalry Group] was behind us and their mission was to drive through the break once that was accomplished.

    We knew that the Germans had a pillbox on our right flank and a machine gun emplacement on our left flank, located in a patch of woods.

    Prior to the general attack, two men were assigned to take the pillbox out, and a squad from the 2nd Platoon was to destroy the machine gun emplacement on our left flank.

    ... I saw the two men make their way up to the pillbox, throw a couple of grenades in, and destroy it. We moved forward on command and were immediately pinned down by machine gun fire from our left flank.

    Two of our squad leaders were killed and other members of the 3rd Platoon, including myself, were wounded.

    I sent Sgt. Sullivan back to Co. headquarters to tell them that we were still pinned down by heavy fire from our left flank. Sully was also hit and wounded. By 9:00 a.m. the 3rd Platoon was no longer able to contribute....

    While we were moving through the woods our artillery was passing overhead, landing in the town and the woods to our front. Our platoon stopped for a few minutes at the edge of the woods and waited while Captain Carrier briefed the platoon leaders. We spread out and crouched low, since our artillery was landing near us. H Company's heavy machine guns were located nearby and were firing into the trees to our right front. Day was breaking and we could hear shouting along with the deep report of our M-1 rifles and the sharp clatter of the enemy machine guns and burp guns to our right where Fox Company was attacking.

    Our squad moved to the left across a road and along the edge of the woods, where Saulenas signaled us to stop and get down. From this position we could observe a squad from the 2nd Platoon firing their rifles while they ran across an open field toward a grove of trees. Enemy artillery was landing in a low area beyond the trees and at the foot of a slope that extended upward to Moncourt. The ground was soft from the constant rain and the shells sank into the ground, sending geysers of mud into the air as they exploded.

    The 1st Battalion was attacking Bezange-La-Petite, which was almost two miles to our left. American artillery landing in the town had set fire to many of the buildings. Rifle and machine gun fire from both sides indicated that the Germans were putting up a stiff resistance. Soon the automatic weapons fire was being turned on us. I hugged the ground as the bullets passed over me and tore up the earth about two feet to my left. Fortunately our squad suffered no casualties.

    The fire was coming from our right front. Evidently pressure from the attack in F Company's sector occupied the machine gunner's attention, since we received no fire when we jumped at a signal from Saulenas and ran for the grove of trees the 2nd Platoon had taken. The 2nd Platoon had caught the Germans by surprise. They had suffered no casualties while killing a number of the enemy and taking five prisoners. The three young, fair-haired dead Germans lying on the ground near their bunkers were the first war dead I had observed at close range. The color had drained from their faces and blood was running from the nose of one. A German pistol was lying beside one of the dead, but I didn't have time to collect war trophies. Their dugouts were deep and were covered with logs and dirt, which had provided them with excellent protection from our artillery.

(Continues...)

Politics, Society, and the Klan in Alabama, 1915-1949


By Glenn Feldman

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA PRESS

Copyright © 1999 The University of Alabama Press. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents





Maps


Acknowledgments


Introduction


Prologue



First Blood



The Mud of Lorraine



Transition: From Lorraine to Metz



Into the Bulge



Victory in the Ardennes



The Saarlautern Interlude



The Drive to the Rhine



The Race across Germany


Epilogue



The Reckoning



Roll Call


Notes


Index

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    A Great Book.

    Shows how their was not only New Englanders in the 26th Yankee Division. This book provides 2 diffrent points of views on how Battles in Europe in 1944-1945 unfolded.

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