GI: The US Infantryman in World War II

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Bloomsbury USA, Nov 21, 2003 - History - 272 pages
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Serving on every major fighting front of World War 2, America's infantrymen proved themselves adaptable, resilient and steadfast in their determination to overthrow the Axis forces. In the Pacific, Mediterranean and European theatres of war, GIs tackled unfamiliar terrain, hostile climates, and unpredictable local conditions. This book examines the typical experiences of a single soldier fighting in each geographic region and, in doing so, illuminates a larger picture of a nation's experience of one of history's most cataclysmic conflicts. Text and images previously published in Warriors 45, 53 and 56 are combined with brand new material focusing on the Southwest Pacific region in this great value special edition.

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Robert S. Rush PhD is a retired Command Sergeant Major, who served in the US Army from 1969 to 1999. He has worked as a historian to several key policy review teams for the United States Army. He is the author of 'The NCO Guide 7th Edition' as well as numerous magazine articles. Robert currently works at the US Army Center of Military History, Fort McNair.Elizabeth Sharp trained in Fine Art at the Leicester College of Art and Technology, UK, in the 1960s. She is a full member of both the Society of Women Artists and the Society of Equestrian Artists, and has served on the Executive Committee of the latter society for several years. She has also produced artwrolk for clients all over the world.

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