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Death Traps: The Survival of an American Armored Division in World War II

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Publisher Comments:

“Cooper saw more of the war than most junior officers, and he writes about it better than almost anyone. . . . His stories are vivid, enlightening, full of life—and of pain, sorrow, horror, and triumph.”

—STEPHEN E. AMBROSE

From his Foreword

“In a down-to-earth style, Death Traps tells the compelling story of one mans assignment to the famous 3rd Armored Division that spearheaded the American advance from Normandy into Germany. Cooper served as an ordnance officer with the forward elements and was responsible for coordinating the recovery and repair of damaged American tanks. This was a dangerous job that often required him to travel alone through enemy territory, and the author recalls his service with pride, downplaying his role in the vast effort that kept the American forces well equipped and supplied. . . . [Readers] will be left with an indelible impression of the importance of the support troops and how dependent combat forces were on them.”

—Library Journal

“[DEATH TRAPS] FILLS A CRITICAL GAP IN WW2 LITERATURE. . . . ITS A TRULY UNIQUE AND VALUABLE WORK.”

—G.I. Journal

Synopsis:

A memoir by a World War II ordinance officer offers a behind-the-scenes account of his ordnance inspections during the European campaign, detailing his experiences on the front line and his job coordinating the recovery and repair of damaged American tanks. Reprint.

About the Author

Belton Y. Cooper is president of the Herman Williams Company in Birmingham, Alabama, where he lives with his wife, Rebecca.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780891418146
Author:
Cooper, Belton Y.
Publisher:
Presidio Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
War
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.90x4.20x1.05 in. .41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A memoir by a World War II ordinance officer offers a behind-the-scenes account of his ordnance inspections during the European campaign, detailing his experiences on the front line and his job coordinating the recovery and repair of damaged American tanks. Reprint.
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