The Resource All the way to Berlin : a paratrooper at war in Europe, James Megellas

All the way to Berlin : a paratrooper at war in Europe, James Megellas

Label
All the way to Berlin : a paratrooper at war in Europe
Title
All the way to Berlin
Title remainder
a paratrooper at war in Europe
Statement of responsibility
James Megellas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What World War II Lieutenant Megellas's memoir lacks in narrative force and elegance it makes up for in its unvarnished contribution to the historical record. Megellas was a senior at Ripon College in Ripon, Wis. during the Pearl Harbor attack; barely six months later, he had reported for duty and soon was enlisted in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. Landing in Italy on the eve of the Anzio invasion in the fall of 1943 and fighting his way through the mountainous Italian terrain, Megellas was wounded and then hospitalized ("I'm very fortunate to be alive," he wrote in a letter home. "I'm not certain as to how many Germans I killed but in my mind the minimum is at least 10"). In September 1944, Megellas's unit parachuted into Holland to take part in the bloody Operation Market Garden, in which the Allies lost more men than they would during the Normandy invasion. Megellas's description of his unit crossing the Waal River in rowboats under point-blank German fire is harrowing; that the soldiers reached the far shore and took the German positions is nothing short of a miracle. From there, Megellas and his men proceeded into the thick of the Battle of the Bulge and onward to the Rhine, fighting as they made their way toward Germany. Just as revealing as the battle accounts are Megellas's stories of the numbing boredom that soldiers in rear positions waiting for orders to the next engagement experienced, as well as the countless small acts of bravery and the daily hardships. Foregoing the romanticized hero-worship of some wartime accounts, Megellas recalls his two years of duty in the 20th century's deadliest war with admirable restraint
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Megellas, James
Dewey number
  • 940.54/21/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D811
LC item number
.M427 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Megellas, James
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
All the way to Berlin : a paratrooper at war in Europe, James Megellas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-309)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At war -- The call to arms -- Italy -- Anzio -- England -- Market Garden -- Linkup with British armor -- Assault across the Waal -- Holland: defensive phase -- Holland postmortem -- Battle of the Bulge -- The tide of battle turns -- Herresbach, Belgium -- Return to France -- Watch on the Rhine -- Hitler's last gasp -- Occupation of Berlin: a city divided -- The 82nd returns to New York
Control code
ocm50810144
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780891417842
Lccn
2002192563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)50810144
Label
All the way to Berlin : a paratrooper at war in Europe, James Megellas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-309)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At war -- The call to arms -- Italy -- Anzio -- England -- Market Garden -- Linkup with British armor -- Assault across the Waal -- Holland: defensive phase -- Holland postmortem -- Battle of the Bulge -- The tide of battle turns -- Herresbach, Belgium -- Return to France -- Watch on the Rhine -- Hitler's last gasp -- Occupation of Berlin: a city divided -- The 82nd returns to New York
Control code
ocm50810144
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780891417842
Lccn
2002192563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)50810144

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