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Author Brown, John Sloan, 1949-

Title Draftee Division : the 88th Infantry Division in World War II / John Sloan Brown
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©1986


Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations and Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Draftee Divisions: The Historical Roots; 2. Personnel and Personnel Utilization: Bureaucratic Roulette; 3. Training: Honing the Edge; 4. Logistics: The Strongest Card; 5. The Movement Overseas: Keeping the Edge; 6. Minturno: Baptism by Fire; 7. Diadem: The First Three Days; 8. Minturno to Rome: The Pursuit; 9. Rome to the Alps -- and Beyond; Appendix 1. Cumulative Personnel-Induced Training Time Losses; Appendix 2. The Mythos of Wehrmacht Superiority: Colonel Dupuy Reconsidered
Abbreviations and File NumbersNotes; Bibliographical Essay; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Summary The involuntary soldiers of an unmilitary people such were the forces that American military planners had to pit against hardened Axis veterans, yet prewar unpreparedness dictated that whole divisions of such men would go to war under the supervision of tiny professional cadres. Much to his surprise and delight, Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall found that the 88th Infantry Division, his first draftee division, ""fought like wildcats"" and readily outclassed its German adversaries while measuring up to the best Regular Army divisions. Draftee Division is at once a history of the 8
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United States. Army. Infantry Division, 88th -- History
SUBJECT United States. Army. Infantry Division, 88th fast
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States
Draftees -- United States -- History
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
HISTORY -- Military -- United States.
Regimental histories
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813162263