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The Resource The dead and those about to die : D-Day : the Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus

The dead and those about to die : D-Day : the Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus

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The dead and those about to die : D-Day : the Big Red One at Omaha Beach
Title
The dead and those about to die
Title remainder
D-Day : the Big Red One at Omaha Beach
Statement of responsibility
John C. McManus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A white-knuckle account of the 1st Infantry Division{u2019}s harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach{u2014}acclaimed historian John C. McManus has written a gripping history that will stand as the last word on this titanic battle. Nicknamed the Big Red One, 1st Division had fought from North Africa to Sicily, earning a reputation as stalwart warriors on the front lines and rabble-rousers in the rear. Yet on D-Day, these jaded combat veterans melded with fresh-faced replacements to accomplish one of the most challenging and deadly missions ever. As the men hit the beach, their equipment destroyed or washed away, soldiers cut down by the dozens, courageous heroes emerged: men such as Sergeant Raymond Strojny, who grabbed a bazooka and engaged in a death duel with a fortified German antitank gun; T/5 Joe Pinder, a former minor-league pitcher who braved enemy fire to save a vital radio; Lieutenant John Spalding, a former sportswriter, and Sergeant Phil Streczyk, a truck driver, who together demolished a German strong point overlooking Easy Red, where hundreds of Americans had landed. Along the way, McManus explores the Gap Assault Team engineers who dealt with the extensive mines and obstacles, suffering nearly a fifty percent casualty rate; highlights officers such as Brigadier General Willard Wyman and Colonel George Taylor, who led the way to victory; and punctures scores of myths surrounding this long-misunderstood battle. The Dead and Those About to Die draws on a rich array of new or recently unearthed sources, including interviews with veterans. The result is history at its finest, the unforgettable story of the Big Red One{u2019}s nineteen hours of hell{u2014}and their ultimate triumph{u2014}on June 6, 1944
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McManus, John C.
Dewey number
940.54/21422
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D756.5.N6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The dead and those about to die : D-Day : the Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background -- Intentions -- H-hour -- Survivors -- Brass -- Reinforcements -- Inland -- Support -- Beachhead -- Meaning
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451415295
Lccn
2013044309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimile, photographs
System control number
  • sky258568259
  • (OCoLC)861208244
  • 871691
Label
The dead and those about to die : D-Day : the Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background -- Intentions -- H-hour -- Survivors -- Brass -- Reinforcements -- Inland -- Support -- Beachhead -- Meaning
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451415295
Lccn
2013044309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimile, photographs
System control number
  • sky258568259
  • (OCoLC)861208244
  • 871691

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