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Description - The Fighting First by Flint Whitlock

The Fighting First recounts the untold story of the 1st Infantry Divisions role in the invasion of France at Normandy. Using primary sources, official records, interviews, and unpublished memoirs by the veterans themselves, Flint Whitlock has crafted a riveting, gut-wrenching, personal story of courage under fire. Operation Overlordthe Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944was the most important battle of World War II, and Omaha Beach was the hottest spot in the entire operation. Leading the amphibious assault on the Easy Red and Fox Green sectors of Omaha Beach was the U. S. Armys 1st Infantry DivisionThe Big Red Onea tough, swaggering outfit with a fine battle record. The saga of the Big Red One, however, did not end with the storming of the beachhead, but continued across France, Belgium, and into Germany itself, where the division fought in the battles for Aachen, the Huertgen Forest, and the Battle of the Bulge. The Fighting First is an inspiring, graphic, and often heart-breaking story of young American soldiers performing their missions with spirit, humor, and determination.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813343174
ISBN-10: 0813343178
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 1-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Flint Whitlock

Flint Whitlock is a former U.S. Army officer who served on active duty from 1965 to 1970, including a tour in Vietnam. He has been a military historian since 1986 and is the author of Soldiers On Skis and The Rock of Anzio. He lives in Colorado, USA.

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