A French GI at Omaha Beach

A French GI at Omaha Beach

by Caroline Jolivet


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526730459
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 05/30/2018
Sales rank: 853,231
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Intrigued at a young age by her heritage and family history, Caroline Jolivet has always been fascinated by her grandfather, Bernard Dargols' involvement in the US military and his participation in the landing at Omaha Beach. Following a trip to New York in 2005 in the footsteps of her grandparents, she began to research and write down her grandfather's memories, which he had kept hidden for so long.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 A Frenchie in New York 1

Chapter 2 Basic Training 31

Chapter 3 Camp Ritchie: Military Intelligence Service 40

Chapter 4 The Landing 57

Chapter 5 The Battle of Normandy 66

Chapter 6 The Atlantic Pocket of Brest 94

Chapter 7 The Ardennes 114

Chapter 8 Paris: Counter Intelligence Corps 119

Chapter 9 Back to Civilian Life 132

Chapter 10 Never Again 137

Glossary 146

Bibliography 148

Filmography 149

Acknowledgements 150

Endnotes 151

Index 155

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