Normandy to the Bulge : an American infantry GI in Europe during World War II /

Basing this memoir on his original World War II diary, Pfc. Richard D. Courtney tells what it was like to be a combat infantryman in America's biggest war. In a day-by-day account of his experiences in combat, Courtney records the history of his antitank platoon - part of the 104th Infantry Reg...

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Main Author: Courtney, Richard D., 1925-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Carbondale [Ill.] : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1997.
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Main Author:Courtney, Richard D., 1925-
Summary:Basing this memoir on his original World War II diary, Pfc. Richard D. Courtney tells what it was like to be a combat infantryman in America's biggest war. In a day-by-day account of his experiences in combat, Courtney records the history of his antitank platoon - part of the 104th Infantry Regiment of the 26th Infantry Division - as it fought from Normandy, to the Battle of the Bulge, to the end of the war in Czechoslovakia. He tells what happened to his comrades, the enemy, and the innocent civilians who were devastated by the war. Courtney does not discuss war tactics; as an infantryman, he was not privy to the big decisions and grand strategy. He does, however, understand and communicate intimately the reality of a line combat soldier facing a retreating but deadly enemy in day-to-day struggle.

Basing this compelling war memoir on his original World War II diary, Pfc. Richard D. Courtney tells what it was like to be a combat infantryman in the greatest and most destructive war in history."""

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General Notes:Includes index.
Physical Description:xvi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN:0809320843 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780809320844 (cloth : alk. paper)
0809321025
9780809321025
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Pfc. Richard D. Courtney served in the U.S. Army from 1943 until 1946.  Now retired, he lives in Muncie, Indiana.


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