Finding Your Father's War

A Practical Guide to Researching and Understanding Service in the World War II U.S. Army

Jonathan Gawne

A single-volume handbook for researching service in America's World War II Army.
Date Published :
September 2020
Publisher :
Casemate
Illustration :
Illustrated throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781612008950
Pages : 352
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
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Overview
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In this fully revised edition of Finding Your Father's War, military historian Jonathan Gawne has written an easily accessible handbook for anyone seeking greater knowledge of their relatives' experience in World War II, or indeed anyone seeking a better understanding of the U.S. Army during World War II.

With over 470 photographs, charts, and an engaging narrative with many rare insights into wartime service, this book is an invaluable tool for understanding our "citizen soldiers," who once rose as a generation to fight the greatest war in American history.

About The Author
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Jon Gawne is considered one of the leading experts on the history of American Army uniforms and equipment in both world wars. His numerous articles for Militaria Magazine have covered everything from the shortage of winter clothing during the Battle of the Bulge to the history of dog tags. His writings have been translated into many languages, including French, Italian and Czech, and are equally popular in both Europe and the US. He has been a technical consultant for films and museums. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and a small spoiled dog, in a house overrun with books, documents and military memorabilia.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction
The War in a Nutshell
Section 1: Introduction to Army Units
Section 2: Individual Records
Section 3: Organizational Records
Section 4: Finding Records
Section 5: Tangible Evidence of Service
Appendices

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