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Looks at the draft, training camps, barracks life, morale, supplies, troop movements, combat, prisoners of war, and homecomings
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Lee Kennett provides a vivid portrait of the American soldier, or G.I., in World War II, from his registration in the draft, training in boot camp, combat in Europe and the Pacific, and to his final role as conqueror and occupier. It is all here: the "greetings" from Uncle Sam; endless lines in induction centers across the country; the unfamiliar and demanding world of the training camp, with its concomitant jokes, pranks, traditions, and taboos; and the comparative largess with which the Army was outfitted and supplied. Here we witness the G.I. facing combat: the courage, the heroism, the fear, and perhaps above all, the camaraderie - the bonds of those who survived, the tragic sense of loss when a comrade died. Finally, when the war was over, the G.I.s frequently experienced clumsy, hilarious, and explosive interactions with their civilian allies and with the former enemies whose countries they now occupied.About the Author:
Lee Kennett (1931–2011) was Professor of History at the University of Georgia. Among his many books are For the Duration . . . : The United States Goes to War, Pearl Harbor–1942, A History of Strategic Bombing, and Marching through Georgia: The Story of Soldiers and Civilians during Sherman?s Campaign.
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Book Description Scribner, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Book Club Edition. New book club edition hardback in new dustjacket; very slight shelf wear to dj. Seller Inventory # 035000
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