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Duty, honor, victory : America's athletes in World War II / Gary L. Bloomfield.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D810.A79 B56 2003

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    This book tells the stories of athletes who served on the battlefields of World War II; including men such as football's Chuck Bednarik flying bombing missions over Germany, baseball's Bob Feller commanding an anti-aircraft gun crew on the USS Alabama, Yogi Berra on a rocket boat in Normandy, black athletes with the Tuskegge Airmen, and the winter Olympic athletes of the famed 10th Mountain Division, and many others.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Bloomfield, Gary L.
    Published
    Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2003
    Locale
    United States
    USA
    Contents
    1. Prelude to war in Europe and the Pacific
    2. Japan's legacy: "a day that will live in infamy"
    3. Thousands volunteer for some big-time payback
    4. The war at home
    5. Lands down under become Pacific staging areas
    6. Top athletes in every sport join the military
    7. Confused beyond imagination: the China-Burma-India campaign
    8. Nazi Wolf Packs terrorize the Atlantic
    9. GIs get first test in North Africa
    10. Pursuit in the Pacific
    11. Slugging it out in the Solomons.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-382) and index.
    1. Prelude to war in Europe and the Pacific -- 2. Japan's legacy: "a day that will live in infamy" -- 3. Thousands volunteer for some big-time payback -- 4. The war at home -- 5. Lands down under become Pacific staging areas -- 6. Top athletes in every sport join the military -- 7. Confused beyond imagination: the China-Burma-India campaign -- 8. Nazi Wolf Packs terrorize the Atlantic -- 9. GIs get first test in North Africa -- 10. Pursuit in the Pacific -- 11. Slugging it out in the Solomons.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    1592280676
    9781592280674
    1592285481
    9781592285488
    Physical Description
    394 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm

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