Beginning in November 1944, they engaged the enemy for 183 straight days, spearheading many of Patton's offensives at the Battle of the Bulge and in six European countries. No other unit fought for so long and so hard without respite. The 761st defeated more than 6,000 enemy soldiers, captured thirty towns, liberated Jews from concentration camps -- and made history as the first African-American armored unit to enter the war.
This is the true story of the Black Panthers, who proudly lived up to their motto (Come Out Fighting) and paved the way for African-Americans in the U.S. military -- while battling against the skepticism and racism of the very people they fought for.
All he wanted was to find a way back home, but the road seemed to be a million miles long - across deserts, up mountains, over oceans and rivers, through many countries resembling hell.
He knew he had the right stuff, but he had to have God on his side when the machine guns chattered, artillery crackled and bomb bursts were sent to put him down.
The powerful German counteroffensive operation codenamed "Wacht am Rhein" (Watch on the Rhine) launched against the American First Army in the early morning hours of December 16, 1944, would result in the greatest single extended land battle of World War II. To most Americans, the fierce series of battles fought in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium and Luxembourg that winter is better known as the Battle of the Bulge. Here are the first-person stories of the American soldiers who repelled the powerful German onslaught that had threatened to turn the tide of battle in Western Europe during World War II.
A military history classic of the rise of America's armored forces from their humble beginnings in borrowed tanks on the battlefields of France in World War I to a thundering crescendo of tactical prowess and lethal power as they spearheaded the liberation of Western Europe in World War II. A brilliant, straightforward study of the men and machines that brought fame to the likes of Generals Patton, Pershing, and Chaffee and the Sherman, Grant, and Lee tanks.
S.L.A. "Slam" Marshall was a veteran of World War I and a combat historian during World War II. He startled the military and civilian world in 1947 by announcing that, in an average infantry company, no more than one in four soldiers actually fired their weapons while in contact with the enemy. His contention was based on interviews he conducted immediately after combat in both the European and Pacific theaters of World War II.
To remedy the gunfire imbalance he proposed changes to infantry training designed to ensure that American soldiers in future wars brought more fire upon the enemy. His studies during the Korean War showed that the ratio of fire and more than doubled since World War II.
The Forgotten Heroes: Untold Stories of the Extraordinary (World War II) - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue Mission (World War Two, World War, Second World War, War, United States)
This is a short and Untold Stories of the Extraordinary World War II - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue Mission.
As a guide to understanding the enormity of the impact of the war, there were more than 16 million Americans who served in World War II. There were 60 other countries also involved in the war. There were about 70 million people killed in the war. This is about one-quarter of all the people on earth at that time.
Many of the heroes were not recognized in their lifetimes and some ended in lessened circumstances or torture and death because of their efforts to save lives during the agonies of war.
Millions died but millions were saved by thousands of actions by people caught in a war that seemed like it would never end.
Some of the stories are captured here.
This is a World War / Military book. Military science, world war two history.
Scott’s Other Books:
**Unforgettable World War II: Aftermath of the Extraordinary Second World War
**Hitler's War and the Horrific Account of the Holocaust
**On the Brink of Nuclear War: Cuban Missile Crisis - Soviet Union, Cuba and the United States.
** Unforgettable Vietnam War: The American War in Vietnam - War in the Jungle
**The Forgotten Women Heroes: Second World War Untold Stories - The Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two.
**World War One: A Concise History - The Great War
World War One: A Concise History - The Great War (History, Military, War, World War, World War One, First World War)
World War One: A Concise History - The Great War
The First World War was supposed to be the war that ended all wars, hence the name, the Great War.
The Great War was off to a bad start from the German perspective. The plan was to fend off France and Russia while focusing on the main purpose, helping Austria-Hungary deal with Serbia.
The loss of life in the Great War was immense.
Scott’s Other Books:
***Unforgettable World War II: Aftermath of the Extraordinary Second World War.
***Unforgettable Vietnam War: The American War in Vietnam - War in the Jungle.
***Hitler's War and the Horrific Account of the Holocaust
***On the Brink of Nuclear War: Cuban Missile Crisis - Soviet Union, Cuba and the United States
***The Forgotten Heroes: Untold Stories of the Extraordinary World War II - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue.
***The Forgotten Women Heroes: Second World War Untold Stories - The Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two.
*** This is a (First World War) history book***