This comprehensive collection of true-life soldiers tales takes the reader from the muddy trenches of WW I to the arid landscapes of present-day Iraq, by way of the Pacific, Korea, Vietnam, immersing the reader in the immediate drama of combat as infantrymen, Army and Marine Corps have experienced it.
Soldiers tell of their struggles with the enemy, hostile terrain, weather conditions, their own fears and doubts, struggles against their own commanding officers, lack of proper equipment, fighting ferocious opposition in the Pacific war, jungle warfare in South-East Asia, evading a hostile enemy in a bone-chilling Korean winter.
Written with honesty and immediacy, these take the reader through the full gamut of experiences; we endure what they endure, and see what they see, be it a successful retreat, routing the enemy, recovery in hospital, imprisonment, the boredom of waiting and the sheer terror on fighting hand-to-hand.
About the Authors
Michael Green specializes in military books, and has written more than eighty of them. He is a regular contributor to military magazines.
James D Brown served twenty years as an amour offices in the US Army, and has taught combat vehicle design at the US military Academy.
Bookviews, May 2009"These are the accounts set down by men who were engaged in the battles, telling what it was like to cross a field of fire to rescue a fallen comrade in arms. A former infantryman myself, I can attest that it is always the infantry, the foot soldier, that bears the real brunt of battle. These stories are not by men who set out to be heroes, but rather of ordinary men who were doing their duty and trying to stay alive in the process."
|World War I (1914-1918)||p. 7|
|World War II (1939-1945)||p. 35|
|Korean War (1950-1953)||p. 121|
|Vietnam War (1965-1975)||p. 141|
|Grenada and Panama (1983-1989)||p. 177|
|Operation Desert Storm (1991)||p. 203|
|Somalia (1993)||p. 223|
|Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2004)||p. 267|
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Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 24th March 2009
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.594