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US 1st Armored Division in Italy (1945) - any books?

Post by K.Kocjancic » 17 Mar 2021 15:41

Can anyone recommed any books or (perhaps) articles regarding activities of the United States 1st Armored Division in Northern Italy in 1945?

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Re: US 1st Armored Division in Italy (1945) - any books?

Post by Richard Anderson » 17 Mar 2021 16:15

K.Kocjancic wrote:
17 Mar 2021 15:41
Can anyone recommed any books or (perhaps) articles regarding activities of the United States 1st Armored Division in Northern Italy in 1945?

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Klemen
George F. Howe, Battle History of the 1st Armored Division, "Old Ironsides" is about it.
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Re: US 1st Armored Division in Italy (1945) - any books?

Post by K.Kocjancic » 17 Mar 2021 16:56

Richard Anderson wrote:
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George F. Howe, Battle History of the 1st Armored Division, "Old Ironsides" is about it.
Hi!

Thanks for your reply. Do you perhaps have the book? If you have it, can you check if or how much details are there regarding surrender of German-led, Soviet-manned (and Waffen-SS) units in Northern Italy?

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Re: US 1st Armored Division in Italy (1945) - any books?

Post by OpanaPointer » 17 Mar 2021 17:35

Here's a link for downloadable copies of

Sicily and Surrender of Italy

SALERNO TO CASSINO

CASSINO TO THE ALPS

from the Army Green Book collection. Mining the bibliography and references would be suggested.
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Re: US 1st Armored Division in Italy (1945) - any books?

Post by K.Kocjancic » 18 Mar 2021 08:47

OpanaPointer wrote:
17 Mar 2021 17:35
Here's a link for downloadable copies of

Sicily and Surrender of Italy

SALERNO TO CASSINO

CASSINO TO THE ALPS

from the Army Green Book collection. Mining the bibliography and references would be suggested.
Hi!

I already had these, while the last one covers the last part of the war. Unfortunately, it covers more of a strategic overview of the events, and none of the units, that I'm interested in, aren't mentioned here. Plus, the book is quite old and I was wondering if there is something newer on this topic.

Thanks anyway!

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Post by OpanaPointer » 18 Mar 2021 12:42

Have you searched the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL)? The US Army's Center of Military History can be helpful as well.
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Re: US 1st Armored Division in Italy (1945) - any books?

Post by K.Kocjancic » 18 Mar 2021 13:35

OpanaPointer wrote:
18 Mar 2021 12:42
Have you searched the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL)? The US Army's Center of Military History can be helpful as well.
Hi!

Yes, I tried to search it. Majority of sources are on African or early Italian campaign, there are some on the late war campaign, but not a lot of information regarding surrendering German forces.

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Post by OpanaPointer » 18 Mar 2021 16:04

Hmmmm, you may want to look at divisional histories of entities working with 1st Armored at that time. Spread your net wide.
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Re: US 1st Armored Division in Italy (1945) - any books?

Post by Richard Anderson » 19 Mar 2021 16:45

K.Kocjancic wrote:
17 Mar 2021 16:56
Thanks for your reply. Do you perhaps have the book? If you have it, can you check if or how much details are there regarding surrender of German-led, Soviet-manned (and Waffen-SS) units in Northern Italy?
No, unfortunately I used a copy while writing For Purpose of Service Test, but it was a library book and I no longer have access to it.

IIRC, CARL does have some documentation on the surrender of German forces in Italy? I'll see if I can find them.
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