Guard wars : the 28th Infantry Division in World War II /
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Guard wars : the 28th Infantry Division in World War II /

The transformation of citizen soldiers into an effective combat unit during World War II.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Weaver, Michael E., 1962-
Corporate Author: PALCI EBSCO books
Format: Online Book
Published: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2010.
Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : background and issues
  • Relations with the army and state identity
  • Readiness and training, 1939-1941
  • Peacetime maneuvers, 1939-1941
  • The Pennsylvania National Guard and American society
  • Social class, recruiting, and ideology
  • The October purge
  • Stateside training, 1942-1943
  • Training in Wales, 1943-1944
  • From Normandy to the West Wall
  • Battle of the Hürtgen Forest : a leadership failure
  • Battle of the Bulge : stubbornness and flexibility
  • Winter battles
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: The execution of Private Slovik
  • Appendix 2: The reestablishment of the Pennsylvania National Guard.