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The Midwest Goes To War: The 32nd Division in the Great War (Paperback)
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The Midwest Goes To War: The 32nd Division in the Great War (Paperback)

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Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 28/12/2006
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The 32nd Division was a National Guard unit composed of volunteers from Michigan and Wisconsin. The Midwest Goes to War tells the story of the 32nd and its participation during the Great War in France. Following the formation, training, and deployment of the 32nd, the book gives a chronological account of the mobilization, transport, assumption of combat responsibilities, resumption of the offense that led to the eventual defeat of Germany, and the division's time spent in Germany as an occupation force. The Division fought in the major campaigns of 1918 and sustained many losses, yet always accomplished its mission. Numerous individual heroic exploits are examined as well as the tactical and strategic contributions of the 32nd. Based on numerous personal accounts, diaries, and period publications, as well as recent works and extensive archival research, this book examines the influx of new units and personnel; it demonstrates the resumption of the mobile offensive, rejection of static defense, and celebrates the victories of the citizen soldier.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810854246
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 230 x 145 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...a full history of the 32nd from its organization in Texas in 1917 to its return to the United States from Europe in the late spring of 1919. * The Journal Of Military History, Vol. 71, No. 4, October 2007 *
...the strongest asset of The Midwest Goes to War is the author's effective use of personal accounts in his narrative, which add perspective and depth to descriptions of the division's operations...[the book] provides a useful starting point for those interested in understanding how the United States fought the Great War. * The Michigan Historical Review *
During World War I, a National Guard Unit composed of volunteers from Michigan and Wisconsin fought in a number of major campaigns in France. In this accessible narrative, Barry tells the stories of the citizen soldiers of the 32nd Division and describes their role in Germany's eventual defeat. Sources include personal accounts, diaries, historical publications, archival research, and recent scholarship. Now a high school teacher, Barry formerly served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marines and as a special agent in the FBI. * Reference and Research Book News, May 2007 *

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