Deadly Brotherhood: The American Combat Soldier in World War II John McManus

ISBN: 9781299106727

Published: May 9th 2014

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Deadly Brotherhood: The American Combat Soldier in World War II  by  John McManus

Deadly Brotherhood: The American Combat Soldier in World War II by John McManus
May 9th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9781299106727 | 3.56 Mb

In his book Men Against Fire, [historian S. L. A.] Marshall asserted that only 15 to 25 percent of American soldiers ever fired their weapons in combat in World War II. . . .Shooting at the enemy made a man part of the team, or brotherhood.MoreIn his book Men Against Fire, [historian S. L. A.] Marshall asserted that only 15 to 25 percent of American soldiers ever fired their weapons in combat in World War II. . . .Shooting at the enemy made a man part of the team, or brotherhood. There were, of course, many times when soldiers did not want to shoot, suchas at night when they did not want to give away a position or on reconnaissance patrols.

But, in the main, no combat soldier in his right mind would have deliberately sought to go through the entire ear without ever firing his weapon, because he would have been excluded from the brotherhood but also because it would have been detrimental to his own survival.

One of [rifle company commander Harold] Leinbaughs NCOs summed it up best when discussing Marshall: Did the SOB think weclubbed the Germans to death? From the Paperback edition.



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