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Exploits of Men of the 65th Infantry Division, 1944-1945 & Recent Return Trips to Retrace Combat Route through Europe. Volume 1. Largely the 261st Inf Regiment Adventures.

Cardinell, Robert H. & Barr, Radford L.

Published by Author, 1989
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Circa 230 pages, illustrations, maps, blue wrappers, 8.5 by 11 by 1 inches. From the introduction: "Radford Barr, Co. K, 261st Inf, was 19 when wounded at Struth, Germany & went through the ordeal of lying in a field NW of town for nearly 10 hours as the Infantry-Tank battled flowed around him on April 7, 1945. Over 40 years later, after attending his first 65th Division Association reunion, he decided it was time to put some of his stories in writing. When finished, and after reading other versions of the Struth battle by Peter Dirks and Bob Cardinell, Rad Barr thought it would be worthwhile to consolidate other versions of the 261st Inf and other 65th Division units for the enjoyment of the men of the division and their families. Over 265 different names are listed. All we have tried to do with this first (& possibly only) volume is to reproduce in original form the different narratives & documents that have come our way." From Wikipedia: "The 65th Infantry Division landed at Le Havre, France, 21 January 1945, and proceeded to Camp Lucky Strike, where training continued until 1 March, when the division moved forward to relieve the 26th Infantry Division. First elements entered the line, 5 March 1945, and the division as a whole took over aggressive defense of the sector along the Saar, from Orscholz to Wadgassen, on 8 March 1945. On 17 March, the division attacked across the Saar, crossing the river at Dillingen and captured Saarlautern, 19 March, as Siegfried Line defenses cracked. Capturing Neunkirchen, 21 March 1945, the division raced to the Rhine, crossed the river at Oppenheim, 30 March, and ran into heavy German resistance and counterattacks. Langensalza fell on 5 April, Struth on the 7th, and Neumarkt on the 22nd. Continuing its advance against crumbling German opposition, the division crossed the Danube 4 miles below Regensburg, 26 April, took the city, 27 April, seized Passau, cross the Inn River, 4 May, and occupied Linz, Austria, on the 5th. Germans surrendered en masse. On 9 May, as hostilities officially ended in Europe, the troops of the 65th made contact with the Russians at Erlauf." Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 39664

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Title: Exploits of Men of the 65th Infantry ...

Publisher: Author

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket As Issued

Edition: First Edition.

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