THE FIRST (US) INFANTRY DIVISION
The First (US) Infantry Division. Allied Units of World War Two North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, the Bulge, Germany By Stéphane Lavit and Philippe Charbonnier
The 1st Infantry Division was established in 1917 to participate in the fighting in France and faced the major German offensives of 1918. During the Second World War, it effected its first assault landing in North Africa in 1942.
Then followed the invasion of Sicily, D-Day in Normandy, the battle of the Bulge and the conquest of the Reich, as far as Czechoslovakia. According to the division lore, at the time, the U.S. Army consisted of the First Infantry Division and eight million replacements! Thanks to hundreds of historical pictures, the reader will follow the Big Red One's glorious path in its most difficult assignments.
1. Birth of a Division. 2. Stateside training. 3. North Africa. 4. The invasion of Sicily. 5. Normandy and liberation of France. 6. Belgium and Germany. 7. The Battle of the Bulge. 8. To Czechoslovakia and Victory in Europe. 9. The occupation of Germany and the Cold War. 10. The 'Big Red One' in movies. 11. From Vietnam to the Gulf. 12. Facts and figures. 13. Big Red One Division senior officers and heroes.
Stéphane Lavit, born in 1974, has been a military history enthusiast and specialist of the Second World War sinced his young age. An adept reenactor and militaria collector, he is the founder o the Overlord.74 group.
Philippe Charbonnier, born in 1962, is a journalist and editor of the French 'Militaria Magazine', and specializes in the United States forces of World War Two.
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