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Author Obermayer, Herman J.
Title Soldiering for freedom : a GI's account of World War II / Herman J. Obermayer.
Imprint College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2005.

Author Obermayer, Herman J.
Series Texas A & M University military history series ; no. 98
Texas A & M University military history series ; 98.
Subject Obermayer, Herman J. -- Correspondence.
Obermayer, Leon -- Correspondence.
Obermayer, Julia -- Correspondence.
United States. Army. Combat Engineer Battalion, 1291st.
Army Specialized Training Program (U.S.)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Western Front.
Military engineers -- United States -- Correspondence.
Add Title GI's account of World War II
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 324 pages) : illustrations, photographs
polychrome. rdacc
Note Includes index.
Contents The past is prologue -- Drafted at eighteen -- Back to college as a soldier -- Basic training -- Troopship life in a U-boat zone -- Awaiting combat in Europe -- Waging war against the French -- Paris : glamour city, GI town -- Germany : occupation army, war crimes tribunal -- Attending classes as a diplomatic pawn -- Returning home -- Map : Sergeant Obermayer's locations in Europe.
Summary "From school, from basic training, and later from Europe, Obermayer wrote home with vivid descriptions of life in the Army. Reflective and observant, he recorded his views of both the French and German reactions to the American occupation force, race relations among enlisted men, and the problems of supplying the troops as they crossed Europe after the Normandy invasion."
"One of the few people alive today to have seen Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, and other leaders of Third Reich, Obermayer wrote compellingly about the Nazis on trial at Nuremberg, describing Goering's leadership qualities when stripped of the symbols of rank. A Jew himself, Obermayer explained his reactions at the trials when he witnessed the first documentary confirmation that six million Jews had been killed in the Holocaust. He knew and wrote about the official U.S. Army hangman at Nuremberg."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details 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.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 9781603446013 (electronic bk.)
160344601X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 826660279
Additional Format Print version: Obermayer, Herman J. Soldiering for freedom. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2005 1585444308 (DLC) 2004019329 (OCoLC)56318498

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