Visions from a Foxhole: A Rifleman in Patton's Ghost Corps [NOOK Book]

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An absolutely harrowing first-person account of the 94th Infantry Division’s bold campaign to break through Hitler’s “impregnable” Siegfried line at the end of World War II

Eighteen-year-old William Foley was afraid the war would be over before he got there, but the rifleman was sent straight to the front lines, arriving January 25, 1945–just in time to join the 94th Infantry Division poised at Hitler’s legendary West Wall. By the time Foley ...
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Overview

An absolutely harrowing first-person account of the 94th Infantry Division’s bold campaign to break through Hitler’s “impregnable” Siegfried line at the end of World War II

Eighteen-year-old William Foley was afraid the war would be over before he got there, but the rifleman was sent straight to the front lines, arriving January 25, 1945–just in time to join the 94th Infantry Division poised at Hitler’s legendary West Wall. By the time Foley finally managed to grab a few hours sleep three nights later, he’d already fought in a bloody attack that left sixty percent of his battalion dead or wounded. That was just the beginning of one of the toughest, bloodiest challenges the 94th would ever face: breaking through the Siegfried Line. Now, in Visions from a Foxhole, Foley recaptures that desperate, nerve-shattering struggle in all its horror and heroism.

Features the author’s artwork of his fellow soldiers and battle scenes, literally sketched from the foxhole

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307417657
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 163,919
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

World War II combat veteran William A. Foley Jr. is a painter and muralist whose work has been shown in museums, art galleries, and government buildings. Mr. Foley’s war art can be seen on visionsfromafoxhole.com. He lives in Dallas, Texas. This is his first book.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2005

    This Book shows how a green replacement turns in to a Vetren of War.

    This book was well writen. The auther proved case in point that the Germans were not finished fighting after the Battle of the Bulge. This book shows how the mind can be numbed by war and can change a person for ever.

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