GI Ingenuity

Improvisation, Technology, and Winning World War II

James Jay Carafano

The U.S. forces that fought in Normandy during the summer of 1944 met a battle-hardened German enemy and a forbidding landscape of earthen hedgerows, sunken roads, and thick bushes and trees.
Publication date:
February 2008
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
51
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780811734684

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Overview
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The U.S. forces that fought in Normandy during the summer of 1944 met a battle-hardened German enemy and a forbidding landscape of earthen hedgerows, sunken roads, and thick bushes and trees. American GIs lacked the combat experience of their opponents but made up for it with their ability to innovate, adapt, improvise, and experiment on the battlefield, finding ingenious ways to blow through hedgerows and slam the Germans with massive firepower. Their innovations helped win World War II and transformed the American way of war.