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Author Dawson, Joe, 1914-1998, author

Title From Omaha Beach to Dawson's Ridge : the combat journal of Captain Joe Dawson / edited by Cole C. Kingseed
Published Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2005]
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Contents Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; A Note on Editorial Method; Foreword; Prologue; 1. Joining the Big Red One; 2. Overseas; 3. North Africa; 4. Sicily; 5. Preparation for D-Day; 6. Normandy; 7. Breakout and Pursuit; 8. Aachen; 9. Return to Europe; Epilogue; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary An infantry company commander in the U.S. Army's heralded 1st Infantry Division, Capt. Joseph Turner Dawson led his men through some of the most brutal battles of World War II. From the invasion of North Africa in late 1942 through Sicily and the assault on Normandy to the push toward the German frontier late in 1944, his length of service on the frontlines was extraordinary, and his heroism while holding off the Germans on a ridge near Aachen, Germany, is legendary. Based on Dawson's own combat journal, this book focuses on leadership in combat during the greatest human drama of the twen
Analysis Historical
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Dawson, Joe, 1914-1998 -- Correspondence.
United States. Army -- Officers -- Correspondence.
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 16th (1869-1957)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
Genre/Form Personal narratives
Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Kingseed, Cole C. (Cole Christian), 1949- editor
ISBN 1612515231 (electronic bk.)
9781612515236 (electronic bk.)