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The Lost Battalion

Author : Thomas Marvin Johnson
ISBN : 0803276133
Genre : History
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Originaly publishied: 1st edition Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., c1938.
Category: History

The Lost Battalion

Author : Hollis G. Allen
ISBN : UOM:39015027335424
Genre : United States
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Finding The Lost Battalion Beyond The Rumors Myths And Legends Of America S Famous Ww1 Epic Hardcover

Author : Robert Laplander
ISBN : 9781365673368
Genre : History
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Since its release in 2006, 'Finding the Lost Battalion' by Robert J. Laplander has become the benchmark work against which all things Lost Battalion related have been measured. Now, in this updated 3rd edition released to coincide with the centennial of America's entry into WW1, Mr. Laplander again takes us to the Charlevaux Ravine to delve deeper into the story than ever before! Meticulously chronicling what would become arguably the most famous event of America's part in the war, we find the truths behind the legend. Spanning twenty years of research and hundreds of sources (most never before seen), the reader is led through the Argonne Forest during September and October, 1918 virtually hour by hour. The result is the single most factual accounting of the Lost Battalion story and their leader, Charles W. Whittlesey, to date. Told in an entertaining, fast moving style, the book has become a favorite the world over! With new Forward by Major-General William Terpeluk, US Army (Ret).
Category: History

Five Days In October

Author : Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN : UOM:39015060841445
Genre : History
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"Examination of the World War I battle of October 1918, in the Argonne Forest between German forces and the Lost Battalion from the American Seventy-seventh Division. Utilizes the papers of General Hugh A. Drum and other sources to reexamine the heroic survival of Major Charles W. Whittlesey and his troops"--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

Lost Battalions

Author : Richard Slotkin
ISBN : 9781466860933
Genre : History
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"A work of stunning density and penetrating analysis . . . Lost Battalions deploys a narrative symmetry of gratifying complexity."—David Levering Lewis, The Nation During the bloodiest days of World War I, no soldiers served more valiantly than the African American troops of the 369th Infantry—the fabled Harlem Hellfighters—and the legendary 77th "lost battalion" composed of New York City immigrants. Though these men had lived up to their side of the bargain as loyal American soldiers, the country to which they returned solidified laws and patterns of social behavior that had stigmatized them as second-class citizens. Richard Slotkin takes the pulse of a nation struggling with social inequality during a decisive historical moment, juxtaposing social commentary with battle scenes that display the bravery and solidarity of these men. Enduring grueling maneuvers, and the loss of so many of their brethren, the soldiers in the lost battalions were forever bound by their wartime experience. Both a riveting combat narrative and a brilliant social history, Lost Battalions delivers a richly detailed account of the fierce fight for equality in the shadow of a foreign war.
Category: History

History And Rhymes Of The Lost Battalion

Author : Buck Private McCollum
ISBN : 9781434427809
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of poetry by a member of the "Lost Battalion" concerning their activity in World War I
Category: Poetry

The Lost Battalion

Author : John W. Nell
ISBN : 189361915X
Genre : History
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The autobiography of John W. Nell a private in World War I's Lost Battalion
Category: History

The Lost Battalions

Author : Tom Gilling
ISBN : 9781760637088
Genre : History
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They were thrown into a hopeless fight against an overwhelming enemy. Later, hundreds died as prisoners of war on the Thai-Burma Railway and in the freezing coal mines of Taiwan and Japan. Through it all, wrote Weary Dunlop, they showed 'fortitude beyond anything I could have believed possible'. Until now, the story of the 2000 diggers marooned on Java in February 1942 has been a footnote to the fall of Singapore and the bloody campaign in New Guinea. Led by an Adelaide lawyer, Brigadier Arthur Blackburn VC, and fighting with scrounged weapons, two Australian battalions - plus an assortment of cooks, laundrymen and deserters from Singapore - held up the might of the Imperial Japanese Army until ordered by their Dutch allies to surrender. Drawing on personal diaries, official records and interviews with two of the last living survivors, this book tells the extraordinary story of the 'lads from Java', who laid down their weapons, but refused to give in.
Category: History

Blood In The Argonne

Author : Alan D. Gaff
ISBN : 0806136960
Genre : History
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In this unique history of the “Lost Battalion” of World War I, Alan D. Gaff tells for the first time the story of the 77th Division from the perspective of the soldiers in the ranks. On October 2, 1918, Maj. Charles W. Whittlesey led the 77th Division in a successful attack on German defenses in the Argonne Forest of northeastern France. His unit, comprised of men of a wide mix of ethnic backgrounds from New York City and the western states, was not a battalion nor was it ever “lost,” but once a newspaper editor applied the term “lost battalion” to the episode, it stuck. Gaff draws from new, unimpeachable sources—such as sworn testimony by soldiers who survived the ordeal—to correct the myths and legends and to reveal what really happened in the Argonne Forest during early October 1918.
Category: History

Rhymes Of A Lost Battalion Doughboy

Author : Lee Charles Mccollum
ISBN : 137668800X
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Category: History

Messengers Of The Lost Battalion

Author : Gregory Orfalea
ISBN : 9781439143681
Genre : History
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The author of Before the Flames and the son of a member of the ill-fated infantry battalion discusses America's 551st Battalion and their heroic, little-known role during World War II's Battle of the Bulge.
Category: History

The Lost Battalion Of Tet

Author : Charles Krohn
ISBN : 9781612512075
Genre : History
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Published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, this new paperback edition brings back into print a book that became an essential source for a 2006 study of the battle by the U.S. Army s Center of Military History. It takes a critical look at what went wrong in early 1968 during one of the first engagements of Tet, when a U.S. infantry battalion was ordered to attack a large North Vietnamese force near Hue City without air or artillery support. The tragic military foul-up resulted in over 60 percent casualties for the 2d Battalion, 12th Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, when the soldiers were surrounded by the enemy and began running out of ammunition. The bold decision by battalion commander Lt. Col. Richard Sweet to break out with his remaining soldiers under cover of darkness saved this encirclement from being a total disaster. Author Charles Krohn, the unit s intelligence officer at the time, provides a much-needed analysis of what took place and fills his account with details that have been confirmed as factual by other survivors. Krohn examines the battalion s involvement in two other major attacks for lessons learned when vital systems break down lessons, he says, that are timeless and applicable anywhere. This book is published in cooperation with the Association of the United States Army.
Category: History

Lost Battalions

Author : Franz Steidl
ISBN : 9780307537904
Genre : History
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The remarkable story of two battalions, one German, one American, cut off in the same forest at the same time, and the heroic efforts to save them. The 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry ("Alamo Regiment"), had been cut off for six days and food, water, and ammunition were running out. Sent to rescue the "Texans" were the Japanese Amer­ican Nisei of the famed "Go For Broke" 100/442d Regimental Combat Team. At virtually the same time, only five miles away, a similar drama unfolded as the Wehrmacht's 201st Mountain Bat­talion attempted an equally desperate rescue of its sister unit, the 202d Mountain Battalion. The weather was abysmal, the terrain virtually impassable. Some generals lost their sons there, other generals lost only their honor. Told by the soldiers, American and German, from both sides, Lost Battalions is an unforgettable account of courage, honor, and hu­manity.
Category: History

The Lost Battalion

Author : Charles A. Krohn
ISBN : 0275945324
Genre : History
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In 1968 in South Vietnam, a U.S. infantry battalion was ordered to charge a fortified North Vietnamese Army force 200 yards away over an open field with no artillery or air support. When the Lost Battalion finally escaped encirclement after nine hours, fighting against an enemy that outnumbered them three to one, the tragic episode disappeared from official memory and relevant U.S. Army records. Krohn tells the whole story--and tells it with the words of those present.
Category: History

The Lost Battalion

Author : Robert J Laplander
ISBN : 1716503337
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Much has been written about the famous 'Lost Battalion' of WW1, but few personal stories by the men who were there have ever been widely distributed. Now, Lost Battalion and 77th Division historian and author Robert J. Laplander changes all that in 'The Lost Battalion: As They Saw It'. Drawing on his 25+ years' worth of research into the event, the world's leading authority on the subject presents 31 stories by those who were there, told in their own words. From high ranking officers on down to the lowliest private, it's all here described in their own way; what they saw, what they heard, how they felt - and what it did to some of them afterwards. Often moving and occasionally terrifying, these stories paint a broad mosaic of their experiences, colored by their own backgrounds and personalities. For those seeking to understand the Lost Battalion event in a more direct way, as the men themselves understood it, this volume with be a welcome addition to their library. However, for all it is a wonderful and interesting peek into one of the most famous events of World War One!

Sgt Rock

Author : William Tucci
ISBN : 0857680099
Genre : Graphic novels
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From the bloody beaches of Normandy, to the muddy forests of the Vosges Mountains, a cut-off company led by Sgt. Rock is joined by Johnny Cloud and the Haunted Tank as they battle for their lives behind enemy lines against a force ten times their size.
Category: Graphic novels

Lost Battalion

Author : Kyle Thompson
ISBN : 0743493273
Genre : History
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Thompson pens a gripping, personal account of how he, as a teenage soldier from rural Texas, became a member of the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery--the Lost Battalion--and became one of the thousands of allied prisoners forced to build the bridge over the River Kwai during World War II. Original.
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The 100 442d Regimental Combat Team S Rescue Of The Lost Battalion

Author : Major Nathan K. Watanabe
ISBN : 9781782898283
Genre : History
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This thesis examines the application of battle command during the 100/442d Regimental Combat Team’s rescue of the First Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, the “Lost Battalion.” As background, this study presents a brief history of the Japanese in Hawaii and the United States, of the formation and record of the 100/442d RCT, and of the battle to rescue the Lost Battalion. The contemporary concept of battle command is defined as per Army Field Manual 3-0, Operations (June 2001) and Field Manual 22-100, Leadership; Be, Know, Do (August 1999) and shown to encompass the World War II-era concepts of command and leadership. This study examines how the tenets of battle command-visualize, describe, direct-were applied by the 36th Division and the 100/442d RCT during the operation. Specific examples from the battle will illustrate both the use and neglect of the precepts of battle command and illustrate the importance of sound command and leadership techniques as well as the value of unit cohesion in present-day operations.
Category: History

Cher Ami And The Lost Battalion

Author : Patricia Baeh
ISBN : 1642627771
Genre : Cher Ami (Pigeon)
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On October 4, 1918, a carrier pigeon arrived at his loft on the Western Front having been shot through the chest. The message carrier still hung from its wounded leg and contained the following: The message had come from the 'Lost Battalion', more than 500 men of the US 77th Division, who had been cut off and surrounded by German forces in the Argonne sector. The pigeon was named Cher Ami.
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