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    Articles, Essays

    32 visitors recommend:
    Table of Army units and sizes
    Source: Phil's WWII Pages
    A handy table of sizes and relationships between Army units, e.g. corps, divisions, brigades, regiments, battalions, companies, and platoons.
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    12 visitors recommend:
    Citizen Soldiers: Jerks, Sad Sacks, Profiteers, and Jim Crow
    Source: WorldWar2History.info
    Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
    Stephen Ambrose describes some of the sordid characters of the U.S. Army in World War II -- the chickenshit jerks, the profiteers, and the racist Jim Crows.
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    10 visitors recommend:
    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    Source: History of the US; FoundingFathers.info
    Author: Henry William Elson
    City: Boston, State: MA
    The tale of Bunker Hill -- one of the most dramatic engagements of the American Revolution. It was a military victory for the British, but a moral victory for the patriot cause.
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    6 visitors recommend:
    Expanding the Beachhead
    Source: WorldWar2History.info
    Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
    In this selection from his book "Citizen Soldiers," Stephen Ambrose reports on the critical days after D-Day -- June 7 to June 30 -- when the Allies fought to expand their beachhead one foot at a time.
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    3 visitors recommend:
    The Alamo
    Source: TexasHistory.info
    City: San Antonio, State: TX
    A brief summary of the story of the Alamo.
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    Personal Stories

    20 visitors recommend:
    Dad's Tour of Duty: 26th Infantry Regiment 1st Infantry Division
    Source: Depworld.com
    E-mail: webmaster@depworld.com
    Personal photos, notes, and history from the son of a soldier in the 26th Infantry Regiment 1st Infantry Division during WWII.
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    9 visitors recommend:
    The Real War Story
    Source: John Kline
    Personal experiences from the Battle of the Bulge.
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    Online Exhibits

    7 visitors recommend:
    An Army At Dawn: Companion Web site
    Source: Henry Holt and Company
    Author: Rick Atkinson
    Companion website to the wonderful book "An Army at Dawn" by Rick Atkinson. Interactive maps detailing Operation TORCH, the WWII Allied invasion of North Africa.
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    5 visitors recommend:
    Robert's Armory: Armored vehicles and artillery
    Source: Charles C. Roberts, Jr
    City: Big Rock, State: IL
    Includes detailed information on their collection, including an M22 "Locust" light tank designed for airborne operations, an M16 Half-Track, a 75mm Pack Howitzer, a military bicycle, and much more.
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    Organizations

    16 visitors recommend:
    33rd Signal Construction Battalion Reenactors
    Source: 33rd Signal Construction Battalion Reenactors
    City: Philadelphia, State: PA
    "A group of like-minded individuals based in the Philadelphia area who come together to recreate the life and times of soldiers belonging to the 33rd Signal Construction Battalion during one of the worst conflicts known to man." This nice site includes photos from their reenactments, unit history, an events calendar, and more.
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    The Hubbardton Battlefield
    Source: Chimney Point State Historic Site
    City: Vergennes, State: VT
    In the green hills of East Hubbardton, during the early morning hours of July 7, 1777, there was fought one of the most successful rear guard actions in the annals of American military history. The Battle of Hubbardton was the only battle of the American Revolution which took place entirely on Vermont soil.
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    45th Infantry Division Reenactors
    Source: WWIIRA
    State: NJ
    "The 45th Infantry Division, Oklahoma and Colorado National Guards, the Thunderbirds, is a World War II reenacting unit based in Northern Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The unit attends living history displays and tactical events throughout the region."
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    1 visitors recommend:
    National D-Day Museum
    Source: Stephen Ambrose
    City: New Orleans, State: LA E-mail: info@ddaymuseum.org
    The new museum founded by author Stephen Ambrose. Why New Orleans? It is where the landing crafts that brought in U.S. were built. A high-quality Web site.
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    Web Sites

    23 visitors recommend:
    85th Combat Engineers Heavy Ponton Battalion
    Source: 85th Veteran
    E-mail: k.s.obarr@juno.com
    A web site dedicated to the 85th Engineers of WWII.
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    10 visitors recommend:
    Scorpio's Site: Battle of the Huertgen Forest
    Source: Scorpio
    City: Huertgen Forest, Country: Germany
    Website about the Battle of the Huertgen Forest, with history overview, veteran accounts, stories, images, timeline and interactive map.
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    5 visitors recommend:
    D-Day: The people and their stories
    Source: Colin McGarry
    Country: France
    An interactive French site on Normandy. It offers stories from D-Day and invites you to tell your own story.
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    4 visitors recommend:
    The Gadsden Flag
    Source: Gadsden.info
    A web site dedicated to the "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnake flag named after Colonel Christopher Gadsden of the Continental Army.
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    4 visitors recommend:
    6th Corps Combat Engineers WWII
    Source: Marion Chard
    E-mail: mjchard@6thcorpscombatengineers.com
    Dedicated to a 540th Combat Engineer and his fellow VI Corps Engineers (36th, 39th, 540th) of WWII. The site includes Memory Pages from vets from various other WWII units too.
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    World War II for Kids
    Source: Marge Olmstead
    E-mail: wwii4kids@gmail.com
    "World War II for Kids seeks to make learning about an important piece of history fun by presenting topics of interest to kids and making fun WWII products available."
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    9th Infantry Division Association
    Source: Torry Crass
    E-mail: tcrass@octofoil.org
    This website is the home of The Ninth Infantry Division Association and its two auxiliaries; The Ladies Auxiliary and The Sons and Daughters Auxiliary. This sites main focus is on the 9th Infantry and its contributions throughout World War II.
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    Genealogical Research

    1 visitors recommend:
    Confederate guerilla raider Champ Ferguson
    Source: WikiTree
    Champ was known as a Confederate guerilla raider, famous for killing 100 Union soldiers and supporters. Here is life story on WikiTree, the worldwide family tree.
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    Models, Sculptures

    6 visitors recommend:
    Model of General George S. Patton's M4-A3 Sherman tank
    Source: Franklin Mint
    A 1:24 scale replica with working features such as a rotating turret, movable tracks and opening hatches.
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    Posters, Prints

    4 visitors recommend:
    Defending the Flag American Revolution art print
    Source: AllPosters
    High quality 20 in. x 15 in. art print of a stylized American Revolution scence.
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    Biographies

    5 visitors recommend:
    The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Alex Kershaw
    From the author of the best-selling The Bedford Boys, this is the remarkable story of America's most decorated platoon that miraculously halted Hitler's massive offensive at the Battle of the Bulge.
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    Non-Fiction Books

    15 visitors recommend:
    D-Day June 6, 1944 : The Climactic Battle of World War II
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
    Ambrose "provides a comprehensive history of the invasion which also eloquently testifies as to how common soldiers performed extraordinary feats .... The many small stories that Ambrose collected from paratroopers, sailors, infantrymen, and civilians make the excitement, confusion, and sheer terror of D-day come alive on the page." (1994)
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    9 visitors recommend:
    Crossing the Sauer: A Memoir of World War II
    Source: Burford Books
    Author: Charles Reis Felix
    "Crossing the Sauer is a tough, vivid, honest, and tautly written memoir of advancing through Germany with Patton's Third Army." (April 2002)
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    8 visitors recommend:
    Kasserine Pass: Rommel's Bloody, Climatic Battle for Tunisia
    Source: Cooper Square Press
    Author: Martin Blumenson
    "The desert battle at Kasserine Pass in February 1943 was the first real confrontation between American and German troops, and the one that pitted Eisenhower's and Patton's leadership against Rommel's." (September 2000)
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    5 visitors recommend:
    Death Traps: The Survival of an American Armored Division in World War II
    Source: Presidio Press
    Author: Belton Y. Cooper, foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose
    "As American tanks raced across France, one fact became immediately clear: One-on-one, the Sherman tank with its 75 mm main gun was no match for the more heavily armored and heavily-gunned German tanks that it faced across the battlefield." Amazon.com readers give it 4.5 stars. (September 1998)
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    4 visitors recommend:
    The Deadly Brotherhood: The American Combat Soldier in World War II
    Source: Presidio Press
    Author: John C. McManus
    "How is it that soldiers can leave the safety, albeit dubious, of a foxhole and attack knowing that it may result in their grave injury or even death?" Amazon.com readers give it 4.5 stars. (June 1998)
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    4 visitors recommend:
    Island Victory : The Battle of Kwajalein Atoll
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall
    One of the best descriptions of combat in the Pacific war. The book tells the stories of squad and platoon fights with holed-up Japanese on islands no more than 250 yards wide. There are no generals or colonels here, no high-level planning or strategy. This is the story of ground combat from the vantage point of the individual infantryman. (1983)
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    3 visitors recommend:
    Battling For Saipan: The True Story of an American Hero
    Source: Presidio Press
    Author: Francis A. O'Brien
    "The inspiring story of Lieutenant Colonel William J. O'Brien and his battalion at Saipan." (June 2002)
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    3 visitors recommend:
    The Mortarmen
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Michael Connelly
    "The Mortarmen is the epic and never before told story of the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion. The men of the 87th landed on Utah Beach on D-Day with their 4.2" mortars and quickly became one of the most sought after fire support units in the European Theater of Operations (ETO)."
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    2 visitors recommend:
    Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade
    Source: Amazon
    Author: James Reston, Jr.
    From an Amazon reader: "Reston weaves a spectacular tapestry of the Third Crusade by following the heroics (and frailties) of Richard Lionheart and the great Muslim Sultan Saladin. While describing the campaign and his protagonists in detail so realistic that the reader almost feels like he is a participant, the suthor also provides the background of the politics and intrigue of 12th century Europe with its heroes and villains." (2001)
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    2 visitors recommend:
    Crumbling Empire: The German Defeat In the East, 1944
    Source: Praeger Publishers
    Author: Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr.
    "Mitcham chronicles the crushing German defeats that ensued during the final months of the war." (September 2001)
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    2 visitors recommend:
    Company Commander
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Charles B. MacDonald
    One of the most moving and honest first-person accounts of small-unit command responsibility available. MacDonald was one of the youngest captains in the Army in 1944 when his company was hit and overrun in the first hours of the German offensive. (1978)
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    1 visitors recommend:
    My Time in War
    Source: ray t nawrocki
    E-mail: mark@mytimeinwar.com
    "This book is about a young man from Clinton Indiana who did not hesitate to answer the call of his country. It didn't matter whether he wanted to go or not. He like many other young men from small towns answered the call, to protect the rights of all individuals then and now, family or strangers. Many of them laid down their lives so that today you have a choice to read this book or not."
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    Software

    10 visitors recommend:
    5th Division 'Diamond Dust' CD
    Source: Diamond Dust
    City: Denville, State: NJ
    111 issues of "Diamond Dust," the two-sided daily 5th Division foxhole news sheet, on CD.
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    Flags, T-Shirts, Clothes

    3 visitors recommend:
    'Liberty or Death' merchandise from Freedom HQ
    Source: Freedom HQ
    City: Annapolis, State: MD
    Hardcore patriotic items emblazed with "Liberty or Death" and the American flag. Includes t-shirts, polo shirts, and caps.
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    Movies

    41 visitors recommend:
    The Longest Day (DVD)
    Source: Darryl F. Zanuck, director
    A D-Day epic. John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, and Richard Burton lead the all-star cast. Amazon reviewers give it 4.5 stars. (1962)
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    25 visitors recommend:
    The Bridge at Remagen (DVD)
    Source: John Guillermin, director
    It's March 1945 and the Allies struggle to hold the Bridge at Remagan. One of the best World War II action films of the '60s. Amazon reviewers give it 4.5 stars. (1969)
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    21 visitors recommend:
    To Hell and Back (VHS)
    Source: Jesse Hibbs, director
    Audie Murphy stars as himself in a film about his WWII experieces as a soldier in the Third Infantry Division in Italy and Southern France. Audie was the most decorated American soldier of WWII. Amazon reviewers give it 4.5 stars. (1955)
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    12 visitors recommend:
    Desert Rats (DVD)
    Source: Robert Wise, director
    Richard Burton battles to defend Tobruk against Rommel until the British can regroup. Amazon reviewers give it 5 stars. (1959)
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    11 visitors recommend:
    Anzio (DVD)
    Source: Edward Dmytryk, director
    Robert Mitchum and Peter Falk land with the Allies in Anzio, Italy. Amazon readers say its historically inaccurate but entertaining. (1968)
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    7 visitors recommend:
    Bataan (DVD)
    Source: Tay Garnett, director
    One of MacArthur's platoons fights its way through a retreat in the Phillippine jungle. One of the most popular WWII movies. Amazon reviewers give it 4.5 stars. (1943)
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    7 visitors recommend:
    A Walk in the Sun (DVD)
    Source: Lewis Milestone, director
    Director Lewis Milestone is the man who created "All Quiet on the Western Front." Here he takes on WWII with a character-based (not action-based) chronicle of an American platoon moving through Italy. (1945)
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    7 visitors recommend:
    Three Legendary World War II Movies on DVD
    Source: Carol Reed, director
    A nice set for the collection. Three DVDs at a very low price. Includes "Gung Ho," "Go for Broke," and "The Immortal Battalion." (1945)
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    5 visitors recommend:
    To the Shores of Tripoli (VHS)
    Source: H. Bruce Humberstone, director
    John Payne as a playboy rich kid who joins the Marines. (1942)
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    5 visitors recommend:
    Hell Is For Heroes (DVD)
    Source: Don Siegel, director
    Steve McQueen, Bob Newhart, and James Coburn star in this story of a heroic, undermanned American platoon in France holding off a German advance. Amazon reviewers give it 4 stars. (1962)
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    4 visitors recommend:
    Go for Broke! (DVD)
    Source: Robert Pirosh, director
    The story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team -- the Japanese-Americans who fought gallantly in Europe. Amazon reviewers give it 5 stars. (1951)
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    1 visitors recommend:
    Everyman's War
    Source: One-Eighty Films
    A story of hope and courage. Outgunned and outnumbered, Staff Sgt. Don Smith struggles to find hope and courage against overwhelming odds in one of the decisive confrontations in the "Battle of the Bulge" during WWII.
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