History of the U.S. Army 7th Armored Division in World War II: From the Beaches to the Baltic and Roll out the Barrel, Drive through France, Chartres, Reims, Verdun, Seine, Battle Against the Nazi SS
This exclusive World War II history ebook presents two rarely seen illustrated histories of the 7th Armored Division and its heroic exploits in the liberation of France from the Nazis. More
This exclusive World War II history ebook presents two rarely seen illustrated histories of the 7th Armored Division and its heroic exploits in the liberation of France from the Nazis.
Topics, battles, and locations covered include: Chartres, Melun, River Seine, St. Vith, Radio Paris, Marne River, Chateau-Thierry, Reims, Roer River, Epernay, Verdun, Meuse River, Metz, Moselle River, Rhine River, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Major General Silvester, the Lucky 7th, Fort Benning, Camp Shanks, Tidworth Barracks, Major General Hasbrouck, Wehrmacht, Nazi SS.
The first book, From the Beaches to the Baltic, The Story of the 7th Armored Division, tells how it whipped the best that the German High Command could muster, and fought on its own two legs from the beaches of Normandy to the sandy shores of the Baltic Sea on the north coastline of Germany. The 7th Armored Division was activated March 1, 1942, at Camp Polk, Louisiana, under the command of Brigadier General L. McD. Silvester. (Shortly thereafter promoted to the rank of Major General). At Camp Polk it sweated through training and maneuvers in '42, and grew into a fighting learn. It sort of annexed the name "Lucky" at Camp Polk, and was referred to as "The Lucky 7th" when it moved to California for desert training.
The second book, Roll Out the Barrel: Exploits of the 7th Armored Division, provides information about the liberation of France. During the drive from LeMans to Metz the XX Corps, generally with the 7th Armored Division in the lead, was the spearhead of the Allied armies. The 7th Armored Division captured Chartres, Melun, Chateau Thierry, Reims and Verdun and opened the way for successful crossings of the Seine, the Marne, the Veale, the Aisne, and the Meuse Rivers thus liberating large areas and innumerable villages of France.
Letters received from the Mayors and Committees of Liberation of cities and towns in France freed of the enemy by the military operations of the Seventh Armored Division provide realistic and vivid testimonials of the accomplishments of the division.
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