Dogface soldiers : U.S. infantry riflemen and the war against Hitler's Wehrmacht in the Mediterranean and Northwestern Europe / by Marco Büchl ; translation, Schnellübersetzer GmbH (J. Buschman).

Büchl, Marco Robert [Browse]
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  • Böhlau 2016
  • Wien, Austria : Böhlau Verlag, 2016
  • ©2016
1 online resource (324 pages) : illustrations, maps.


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  • Dogface Soldiers is an interdisciplinary and image centered cultural history of the Army of the United States‘ infantry riflemen in the Mediterranean- and European Theaters of Operations of World War II. Its methods transcend the boundaries of conventional historiography and make use of Clifford Geertz’s anthropological method of thick description as well as military used comprehensive analysis methods.
  • Dogface Soldiers ist eine interdisziplinäre und bildbasierte Kulturgeschichte US-amerikanischer Infanterieschützen des europäischen Zweiten Weltkriegs. Methodisch werden konventionelle Grenzen der Histriogarpahie überschritten und Anleihen bei Clifford Geertz und seiner anthropologischen "Thick Description", sowie bei comprehensive analysis-Modellen militärisch-operativer Provenienz genommen.
  • Published with support from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
  • Grant Number: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 320.
  • Translation of: Dogface Soldiers : die Frontsoldaten der US-Infanterie und der Krieg gegen Hitlers Wehrmacht im Mittelmeerraum und in Nordwesteuropa.
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Text in German or, In English; translated from the German.
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The American way of war: socio-cultural and mass psychological dualisms between the U.S. and its military forces
  • 3. Between the wars: demobilization, isolationism and reactions to the crisis in Europe
  • 4. From defensive to offensive planning
  • 5. The right way, the wrong way. the Army way
  • 6. Digression: African Americans in the army of the United States
  • 7. The American occupation of Great Britain
  • 8. Dogface soldiers
  • 9. Up front … with Mauldin
  • 10. The greatest generation?.
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