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Kershaw, Alex.

The Bedford boys : one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice / Alex Kershaw. - 1st Da Capo Press pbk. ed. - Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2003. - xii, 279 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-242) and index.

D-Day, H-360 -- Going to War -- Moving Out -- Cruel Seas -- England's Own -- "29, Let's Go!" -- Slapton Sands -- The Sausages -- The Empire Javelin -- The First Wave -- Dog Beach -- "Medic!" -- Every Man Was a Hero -- Bedford's Longest Day -- Bocage -- The Longest Wait -- His Deep Regret -- Coming Home -- Memorial -- The Bedford Boys and D-Day.

Chronicles the experiences of the young men from Bedford, Virginia, who invaded Normandy's Omaha Beach as part of the first wave of American soldiers who hit the beaches on D-Day.

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United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 116th.
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 116th.


World War (1939-1945)


1939-1945


Operation Neptune.
Operation Neptune.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Virginia--Bedford.
Military campaigns.
Regimental histories.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945--Virginia.
World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories--United States.
Operation Neptune.


Bedford (Va.)--History.
France--Normandy.
United States.
Virginia--Bedford.
Bedford (Va.)--History.


History.

D756.5.N6 / K468 2003b

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