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You Can't Get Much Closer Than This.

You Can't Get Much Closer Than This

A.Z. Adkins, Jr. & Andrew Z. Adkins, III

Casemate Publishing

2114 Darby Road, Havertown, PA 19083

www.casematepublishing.com

1932033289 $32.95 1-610-853-9131

You Can't Get Much Closer Than This: Combat With Company H, 317th Regiment, 80th Division is a firsthand account of life and death on the front lines in the European Theater of World War II. Author A. Z. Adkins, Jr. learned the hard way that he was capable of killing and keeping his cool under fire, and earned a Bronze Star for his delivery of critical supplies to a cut-off unit in an embattled French town. When he was wounded by a German artillery shell, he began on a detailed journal of his experiences while recuperating in a hospital, which would eventually become the basis for this extraordinary memoir. An appendix filled with facts about the 80th Infantry Division and infantry organizations, as well as a glossary round out this gritty, at times depressing, yet always forthright testimony.
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Date:Feb 1, 2006
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