Closing With the Enemy: How Gis Fought the War in Europe, 1944-1945
Closing with the Enemy picks up where D-Day leaves off. From Normandy through the breakout in France to the German army's last gasp in the Battle of the Bulge, Doubler deals with the deadly business of war-closing with the enemy, fighting and winning battles, taking and More...holding territory. His study provides a provocative reassessment of how American GIs accomplished these dangerous and costly tasks.
Doubler argues that, without such ingenuity and imaginative leadership, it would have been impossible to defeat an enemy as well trained and heavily fortified as the German army the GIs confronted in the tortuous hedgerow country of northern France, the narrow cobblestoned streets of Aachen and Brest, the dark recesses of the Huertgen Forest, and the frigid snow-covered hills of the Ardennes. B/w photos and maps.
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