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Enduring Battle: American Soldiers in Three Wars, 1776-1945 (Modern War Studies)

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Throughout history, battlefields have placed a soldier's instinct for self-preservation in direct opposition to the army's insistence that he do his duty and put himself in harm's way. Enduring Battle looks beyond advances in weaponry to examine changes in warfare at the very personal level. Drawing on the combat experiences of American soldiers in three widely separated w ...more
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published April 7th 2011 by University Press of Kansas
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This is a thought-provoking and well-written comparative study of combat by a UNC alum. Christopher Hamner has several objectives in this compact book. His first major theme is an exploration of continuity and change in combat experience between three American wars: the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the Second World War. Within the context of his comparative study Hamner challenges the 'Band of Brothers' (primary-group cohesion) theory for why men fought in battle by offering an altern ...more
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This book is an exploration of the experience of infantry combat over time. It focuses primarily on the American Revolution, Civil War, and World War II with occasional discussions of Vietnam or the Gulf War. Hamner focused on infantry because, he says, they take on large casualties and have a degree of flexibility in decision making not always afforded to soldiers in other kinds of positions (especially women and men in large pieces of machinery like tanks, naval ships, etc). Hamner deftly sugg ...more
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