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by Donald V. Bennett

ePub Honor Untarnished: A West Point Graduate's Memoir of World War II (Tom Doherty Associates Books) download
Author:
Donald V. Bennett
ISBN13:
978-0765306586
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0765306581
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Forge Books (May 1, 2004)
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Series: Tom Doherty Associates Books. Hardcover: 304 pages. Bennett graduated West Point as the US was recognizing that World War I had not be the war to end all wars. He pulls no punches telling just how unprepared we were.

Series: Tom Doherty Associates Books. The book takes us through the war years and Bennett offers a lot of valid criticism. Among his targets are remfs (if you don't know, don't ask), generals who never get close to the front line to find out what is really going on, Bernard Law Montgomery, Ike (at times), and all the Patton bashers. He talks about our successes and failures objectively. More than that he talks about his own failures frankly.

Tom Doherty Associates book. A memoir of the Second World War from the perspective of a West Point graduate documents more than two and a half years of combat in Casablanca, Tunisia, Sicily, and Normandy, and the final days of the Third. A memoir of the Second World War from the perspective of a West Point graduate documents more than two and a half years of combat in Casablanca, Tunisia, Sicily, and Normandy, and the final days of the Third Reich. Childhood and early years - West Point - Fort Sill ; Fort Sam Houston ; Fort Knox - 1942 stateside - Casablanca - Tunisia - Sicily - England - Getting ready - June 6, 1944 - Normandy - Breakout and the race across France - Stalled - To the Ardennes -. To the Elbe - The ending.

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Honor Untarnished : A West Point Graduate's Memoir of World War II. by Donald V. Bennett. What the bestsellers Flags of Our Fathers was to Iwo Jima and Duty to the mission of the Enola Gay, Honor Untarnished is to the World War II tour of duty of young graduate of a West Point. Whether it was fighting Rommel's fierce Afrika Korps hitting the beaches of Normandy on D Day, surviving the Battle of the Bulge, or just. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read

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As a recent graduate of West Point, First Lieutenant Bennett was given the charge of training inexperienced andĀ . This is the story of D Day, the Bulge, and the rest of the war. It differs from many recent books on similar events. because Don Bennett was actually there!

As a recent graduate of West Point, First Lieutenant Bennett was given the charge of training inexperienced and scared recruits, and leading them into battle against the Axis forces. From orientation at Fort Sill, Oklahoma through the fiercest battles of the war right up to the liberation of the death camps and our complicit confrontation with the Soviet Union over Eastern Europe, Don Bennett, not yet thirty, preserved the honor of the corps, and the liberty of the free world. because Don Bennett was actually there!

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Each year, hundreds of books are published about World War II. Most are written by historians trying to capture the essence of battle from manuscripts, notes, or diaries of foot soldiers who after 60 years or so attempt to capture their experiences as enlisted men. However, Bennett's. However, Bennett's experiences as a lieutenant colonel at the tactical level of command provide a unique perspective on the operational reasoning behind his units' actions in North Africa, Normandy, and the infamous Battle of the Bulge.

Authors Bennett continued in action throughout the war: in Sicily (he was in theĀ .

General Donald V. Bennett (retired); with William R. Forstchen, P. Bennett continued in action throughout the war: in Sicily (he was in the next room when Patton famously slapped the soldier), at D-Day (taking command of infantry at Fox Green), Normandy, the Breakout, the Ardennes (helping hold the northern shoulder of the Bulge), and finally, to the Elbe. An unusual touch is that this book is written from the perspective of helping modern readers understand World War II - so the author goes out of his way to explain things to a younger generation.

General Bennett recounts his World War II experience in his memoir, Honor Untarnished, published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC in 2003. American army personnel of World War II. General Bennett also served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy from 1966 to 1969. He was Commander of VII US Corps from June 1968 until September 1969, and Commander of . Forces Korea from September 1972 until July 1973. He retired in 1974 as commanding general of the . Army Pacific Command. People from Ottawa County, Ohio. Recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross (United States).

What the bestsellers Flags of Our Fathers was to Iwo Jima and Duty to the mission of the Enola Gay, Honor Untarnished is to the World War II tour of duty of young graduate of a West Point.Whether it was fighting Rommel's fierce Afrika Korps hitting the beaches of Normandy on D Day, surviving the Battle of the Bulge, or just being in the next room during the infamous "slapping incident" of Blood-n-Guts General George Patton, Donald Bennett experienced the fiery crucible of World War II and survived to tell about it.As a recent graduate of West Point, First Lieutenant Bennett was given the charge of training inexperienced and scared recruits, and leading them into battle against the Axis forces. From orientation at Fort Sill, Oklahoma through the fiercest battles of the war right up to the liberation of the death camps and our complicit confrontation with the Soviet Union over Eastern Europe, Don Bennett, not yet thirty, preserved the honor of the corps, and the liberty of the free world.Lindbergh, Patton, Bradley, and Eisenhower are just names in a history book to most-but to Don Bennett they were personal acquaintances.
  • I found this to be a very interesting book written about the first M7 armored artillery battalions in the US Army. The fact the author was involved in the development of these battalions from the begining makes it interesting in and of its self. The description of the author landing on his section of Omaha beach on D-Day and finding he was the senior officer still able to function and the actions that he took speaks well of him, enough to earn him the DSC. His later description of the front line knowledge of the German buildup prior to the Battle of the Bulge and the failure of Eisenhower, Bradley etc. to pay any attention to the intelligence they were getting from the front does not speak well of them, they were seeing just what they wanted to see and no one could change that with facts. His comments about rarely seeing general officers at the front is refreshing and honest particularly from a West Point oficer. He appears to have no use for Montgomery, while he thinks a great deal of General Patton. In all General Bennett has written a fine over due book on a subject that has seen little or no attention, i.e. the armored artillery in combat.

  • It was difficult for me to get through some of this book, not because of the way it was written, it was very well done. My three brothers, who all now deceased, were in WWII and it was disturbing to me that they must have experienced the horror of this war. The one, in particular, was in France a good part of the time there was a lot of detail regarding that battle. By the grace of God, they all returned but this one that was in France was definitely not the same as when he went in. I remember my parents telling of the nightmares and mood swings and depression. Back then, they called it Battle Fatigue, today it is PTSD. He lived a good long life but was always being treated for a "nervous condition". It is a shame that this generation does not take the time to learn and appreciate what these brave souls did for their country to keep it free. I am sure that they are getting their reward in heaven.

  • Wonderful book. Substance over flash. Many thanks for the knowledge therein - grateful for this gentleman's model and character.

  • This book was not what I had hoped for in that it didn't give the details of the fighting that I was expecting. It is more of an overview of the war with seemingly more emphasis on the pre-war portion. Still, It is an interesting read and I would recommend it to anyone interested in the entire time frame, both pre and post World War Two era.

  • A joy to now own this book with a small part of my father's history.

  • I have been reading World War II histories for more than 60 years and Donald Bennett's autobiography is one of the best. The book starts Bennett's early childhood and his trials and tribulations getting into and then making it through West Point. Bennett recounts the hazing he went through and how it shaped his command philosophy.

    Bennett graduated West Point as the US was recognizing that World War I had not be the war to end all wars. He pulls no punches telling just how unprepared we were. The book takes us through the war years and Bennett offers a lot of valid criticism. Among his targets are remfs (if you don't know, don't ask), generals who never get close to the front line to find out what is really going on, Bernard Law Montgomery, Ike (at times), and all the Patton bashers. He talks about our successes and failures objectively. More than that he talks about his own failures frankly. You can only have respect for someone who admits that he started suffering from battle fatigue at one point and was just going through the motions of leading, not actually doing so.

    My only gripe with the book was it ended when Bennett came home at the end of the war. I know that Bennett went on to be the commandant at West Point and rose to 4 star general. I would love to know the rest of the story.

  • An amazing book. Highly Recommend it.

  • Wish the book was still in print. Follows the troops through North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, across Germany and into Czechoslovakia.