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Loss and Redemption at St. Vith - (American Military Experience) by Gregory Fontenot (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 374

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: Military

Series Title: American Military Experience

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: World War II

Author: Gregory Fontenot

Language: English

TCIN: 78508767
UPC: 9780826221926
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-0304

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"Fontenot knows what armored combat involves because he has commanded heavy forces in battle. He explores not only the immediate geographic and material conditions that framed the tactical actions, but also the U.S. institutional expectations/doctrines that shaped the material and organizational capabilities, and later influenced immediate battle decisions. He judges commanders with an experienced commander's eye, emphasizes the importance of supply, particularly to sustained mechanized combat, discusses in some detail the importance of U.S. Army Field Artillery technique in balancing disadvantages of numbers on the firing line, and never forgets that at the critical point there was an enlisted soldier or company grade officer making the best he could of what he had been given under the unforgiving stress of combat."--Richard M. Swain, Colonel US Army, Ret., PhD. Professor, School of Advanced Military Studies and author of "Lucky War" Third Army in Desert Storm
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