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The Resource The liberator [compact disc] : one World War II soldier's 500-day odyssey from the beaches of Sicily to the gates of Dachau, Alex Kershaw

The liberator [compact disc] : one World War II soldier's 500-day odyssey from the beaches of Sicily to the gates of Dachau, Alex Kershaw

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The liberator [compact disc] : one World War II soldier's 500-day odyssey from the beaches of Sicily to the gates of Dachau
Title
The liberator [compact disc]
Title remainder
one World War II soldier's 500-day odyssey from the beaches of Sicily to the gates of Dachau
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Alex Kershaw
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One World War II soldier's 500-day odyssey from the beaches of Sicily to the gates of Dachau
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Language
eng
Summary
From July 10, 1943, the date of the Allied landing in Sicily, to May 8, 1945, when victory in Europe was declared -- the entire time it took to liberate Europe -- no regiment saw more action, and no single platoon, company, or battalion endured worse, than the ones commanded by Felix Sparks, who had entered the war as a greenhorn second lieutenant of the 157th "Eager for Duty" Infantry Regiment of the 45th "Thunderbird" Division. Sparks and his fellow Thunderbirds fought longest and hardest to defeat Hitler, often against his most fanatical troops, when the odds on the battlefield were even and the fortunes of the Allies hung in the balance -- and when the difference between defeat and victory was a matter of character, not tactics or armor. Drawing on extensive interviews with Sparks and dozens of his men, as well as over five years of research in Europe and in archives across the US, historian Alex Kershaw masterfully recounts one of the most inspiring and heroic journeys in military history. Over the course of four amphibious invasions, Sparks rose from captain to colonel as he battled from the beaches of Sicily through the mountains of Italy and France, ultimately enduring bitter and desperate winter combat against the diehard SS on the Fatherland's borders. Though he lost all of his company to save the Allied beach-head at Anzio and an entire battalion in the dark forests of the Vosges, Sparks miraculously survived the long bloody march across Europe and was selected to lead a final charge to Bavaria to hunt down Adolf Hitler.--Container
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BTCTA
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Kershaw, Alex
Dewey number
940.54/1273092
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not applicable
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LC call number
D769.31 157th
LC item number
.K47 2012ab
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biography
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Read by Fred Sanders
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1955-
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Sanders, Fred
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  • Talking books on compact disc
  • Sparks, Felix Laurence
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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The liberator [compact disc] : one World War II soldier's 500-day odyssey from the beaches of Sicily to the gates of Dachau, Alex Kershaw
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  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
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unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn779261121
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged library ed.
Extent
9 sound discs (11 hr., 3 min.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9780449012659
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 3858
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)779261121
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The liberator [compact disc] : one World War II soldier's 500-day odyssey from the beaches of Sicily to the gates of Dachau, Alex Kershaw
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn779261121
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged library ed.
Extent
9 sound discs (11 hr., 3 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780449012659
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 3858
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)779261121
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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