The Canal Drive: The 99th Infantry Battalion and the Liberation of Belgian Limburg, September 1944

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9788292500002: The Canal Drive: The 99th Infantry Battalion and the Liberation of Belgian Limburg, September 1944

Few American military units of World War II have such a multitude of myths attached to its name as the 99th Infantry Battalion. A separate infantry unit made up of "personnel who were either native born Norwegians or who were of Norwegian extraction and had a working knowledge of the Norwegian Language". Earmarked for a possible invasion of German occupied Norway, this unit underwent rigorous winter and combat training over a period of close to two years both in USA and Great Britain. The plans of an allied invasion in Norway were never implemented. Instead, this unit served and fought as a regular infantry unit throughout the Allied campaigns in France, Belgium and Germany before finally arriving in Norway in the summer of 1945. In this book the author tells of the battalion's participation of the liberation of Belgian Limburg in September 1944. The book is packed with accounts and photographs which has never been published before and the author Robert Antoni Pisani (b. 1969) shares details from his research and from the manuscript of the forthcoming book about the 99th Infantry Battalion.

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