Omaha Beach and Beyond (Hardback)

Robert John Slaughter


John Robert Slaughter enlisted aged sixteen with the National Guard as a career soldier. Just twenty at the end of World War II. He was a combat veteran, and this book chronicles his journey. The author captures the day-to-day reality of training, preparation, and induction into the National Guard, regarded as "Weekend Warriors" by their peers. Deployed overseas, they first saw action on Omaha beach as the first wave of troops for the D-Day landings, and were instrumental in holding this key area for the Allied invasion of Normandy. Slaughter then fought across Holland, the Bulge, and into Germany itself - part of the long march to victory. Chronicling a piece of history, Slaughter brings to life the heart-stopping combat, periods of boredom and monotony , the day-to-day details of hardship to be endured to ensure success, bound to resonate and appeal to anyone interested in World war II and combat missions.

Product Details

  • Product code: BJQOG
  • ISBN: 9780760331415
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 21.5cm x 13.9cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: Fri Jun 15 00:00:00 BST 2007
  • Book points: 16


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