Infantry Soldier: Holding the Lines at the Battle of the Bulge
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Infantry Soldier: Holding the Lines at the Battle of the Bulge

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Infantry Soldier describes in harrowing detail the life of the men assigned to infantry rifle platoons during World War II. Few people realize the enormously disproportionate burden the men in these platoons carried: although only 6 percent of the U.S. Army in Europe. They suffered most of the casualties.

George W. Neill served with a rifle platoon in the 99th Infantry Divi...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 15th 2002 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published January 2002)
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I loved this book, and I can't believe more people haven't read it! I'm not a military history fanatic by any stretch, but I enjoyed this firsthand account of an infantry soldier during the Battle of the Bulge. The author doesn't give any irrelevant personal background--he begins his story with his first involvement in the war, from basic training to V-E Day. He's part of the 395th Infantry Regiment, who held the line in Hofen, Germany. He was there in a foxhole when the Bulge began, mid-Decembe...more
Fredrick Danysh
The small unit infantry soldier is the backbone in any war as they are the ones that come in fighting contact with the enemy and must attack to acquire ground or defend a position. Everyone else is basically support. The high ranking officers plan strategy but seldon actually physically lead men into combat. Infantry Soldier is the story of the actual fighting men who took part in the Battle of the Buldge during World War II as told by a low ranking enlisted man who was there. Its a good, inform...more
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