G.I. Joe in France: From Normandy to Berchtesgaden

G.I. Joe in France: From Normandy to Berchtesgaden


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G.I. Joe in France: From Normandy to Berchtesgaden by J.E Kaufmann, H.W Kaufmann

This book chronicles the experience of the World War II paratroopers from their earliest days in training to final days of the war spent at Berchtesgaden. Relying heavily on memoirs, letters, and personal interviews with soldiers, this work highlights the rigors of training, the spectacle of combat, and the relief of survival and victory. From D-Day to Bastogne, Kaufmann follows the American advance across France, shedding light on the emotional strain and shock of combat that was, until recently, often overlooked by generations of Americans, but freely admitted to by the Vets themselves. Along the way, the book details the struggle faced by American G.I.s as they made their way through France. Indeed, it becomes clear the Nazis were not the only obstacle to Mutt and Joe during the campaign. The common problems of supply and relief often exacerbated difficult conditions in the field, while incompetent line officers often raised doubt and suspicion among men in the ranks. Ultimately, this is a very personal story about struggle and triumph, told by those who endured the hardship of combat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275990220
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/30/2008
Series: Praeger Security International Series
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

J. E. Kaufmann is adjunct faculty in the history department at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, and has authored several books with H.W. Kaufmann on fortifications. He is currently preparing a history of the 64th Engineer Battalion and its adventures in Africa and Iran during the 1960s.

H. W. Kaufmann is a Retired professor of Romance Languages. In addition to her books with J.E. Kaufmann, she has authored The Anthropology of Widsom Literature and Inca Fortifications.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Ray is on the Way

Chapter 2

:Chapter 3

:Chapter 4

:Chapter 5: Sailing for England

Chapter 6: The War

Chapter 7: Preparation for the Invasion

Chapter 8: Normandy to England

Chapter 9: England to Holland to Bastogne

Chapter 10: Epilogue


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G.I. Joe in France: From Normandy to Berchtesgaden 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not say too much about this book. It is an enlightening experience, even for one who thinks they know everythout about America troops in Europe during the war.