LAST KILOMETER

Marching to Victory in Europe with the Big Red One, 1944-1945
If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing
Binding:Hardback
Published:March 5, 2002
By A. Preston Price (Author)

Presented in cooperation with the Association of the U.S. Army, this is the story of life as an infantryman during the final phases of World War II. Having served as an 81-mm mortar forward observer with the 1st Infantry Division (the"Big Red One"), the author skillfully recreates this military combat experience through both personal recollections and excerpts from his letters home. The gripping and straightforward narrative leads the reader through the processes of preparing, marching, attacking, digging in, sleeping, defending, and moving out again to the next objective. These descriptions of everyday heroism highlight the plight of ordinary men as they valiantly battle the enemy even in the face of their own probable demise.


From the Battle of the Bulge to VE Day, A. Preston Price takes us through France, Belgium, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. We are there as troops cross the Roer River, clash in the Remagen Bridgehead, attack the Ruhr and Harz regions, and fight for the liberation of Czechoslovakia from Nazi rule. Devoid of overly dramatic descriptions, this is a clear and precise eyewitness description of war and of the American soldiers who fought in the name of the United States and freedom. It will appeal to everyone interested in American history, military history, strategical analysis, and historical biography.

X
List Price: $24.95
Member Price: $19.96
 
 
 
Product Details
  • Subject: World War II
  • Hardback : 224 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (March 5, 2002)
  • ISBN-10: 1557504342
  • ISBN-13: 9781557504340
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.25 in
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 oz
Praise
  • "An unvarnished saga of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the combat infantryman". — Military Heritage

A. Preston Price, a retired U.S. Army officer and Citadel graduate, taught military science at The Citadel.

More by this Author

LAST KILOMETER
Presented in cooperation with the Association of the U.S. Army, this is the story of life as an...Read More

Related Content

None found for this author.

Events and Conferences

None found for this author.

Customer Reviews

Reviews
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Average Customer Reviews
Stars

 
 

Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Mon, 2016-10-03

You are cordially invited to: Maintaining Maritime Superiority A discussion with Admiral John M. Richardson, USNChief of Naval...

2016 Coast Guard Academy Conference

US Coast Guard Academy

WEST 2017

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

View All

From the Press

Guest Speaker & Book Signing

Sat, 2016-10-01 - Mon, 2016-11-28

Guest Lecturer & Book Signing

Sun, 2016-10-02

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership