Throughout the nation’s history, numerous men and women of all ranks and branches of the United States military have served their country with honor and distinction. During times of war and peace, there are individuals whose exemplary achievements embody the highest standards of the U.S. armed forces. The aim of the American Warriors series is to examine the unique historical contributions of these individuals, whose legacies serve as enduring examples for soldiers and citizens alike. The series will promote a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the U.S. armed forces.
Series editor: Roger Cirillo
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- Scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth,
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- Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
- Sylvan, William C.
- Normandy to victory: the war diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the
- First U.S. Army / William C. Sylvan and Francis G. Smith, Jr., edited by John T. Greenwood.
- p. cm. — (American warriors)
- Reproduces in edited form the First Army’s daily war diary, maintained for
- Hodges by his aides.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- ISBN 978-0-8131-2525-1 (hbk.: alk. paper)
- 1. United States. Army. Army, 1st. 2. World War, 1939–1945—Regimental
- histories—United States. 3. World War, 1939–1945—Campaigns—France—
- Normandy. 4. World War, 1939–1945—Campaigns—Western Front. 5. Hodges,
- Courtney H., 1887–1966. I. Smith, Francis G., Jr. II. Hodges, Courtney H.,
- 1887–1966. III. Greenwood, John T. IV. Title.
- D769.261st S95 2008
- [B] 2008028010
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