Visions from a Foxhole

Visions from a Foxhole

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by William Foley

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Foley's World War II memoir of life as a rifleman in the 94th Infantry Division is another brutal account of the infantryman's hell while in combat in the European theater. In the same vein as James Megellas's All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe, this first-person account of freezing weather, a hostile environment, and bitter fighting against the infamous 11th Panzer Division follows the 94th as it attempts to break the Siegfried Line and its proliferation of obstacles and pillboxes. Foley's accounts of the heavy fighting while crossing the Saar and the Rhine and of bloody encounters against the 10th SS Mountain Division convey the terrible, numbing effect of combat stress. In between the bloody encounters, Foley also writes about his developing talent as a painter and muralist whose renderings of the chaos occurring around him won him postwar accolades. Foley's well-crafted narrative and the wartime sketches shown here should inspire others to take pen in hand and add to our knowledge of the real heroes of American combat in World War II, the American combat infantryman.-Gerald R. Costa, Brooklyn P.L. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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