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Normandy to Victory: The War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army

John T. Greenwood


During World War II, U.S. Army generals often maintained diaries of their activities and the day-to-day operations of their command. These diaries have proven to be invaluable historical resources for World War II scholars and enthusiasts alike. Until now, one of the most historically significant of these diaries, the one kept by General Courtney H. Hodges of the First U.S. Army, has not been widely available to the public. Maintained by two of Hodges' aides, Major William C. Sylvan and Captain Francis G. Smith Jr., this military journal offers a firsthand account detailing the actions, decisi ... More

Keywords: U.S. Army, Courtney H. Hodges, William C. Sylvan, Francis G. Smith, military journal, First Army, Allied invasion, Sylvan Diary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125251
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John T. Greenwood, editor

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