Longshore Soldiers: Life in a World War II Port Battalion

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Through firsthand accounts, historical photographs, and original maps, Longshore Soldiers recounts the wartime experiences of Cortland Hopkins and ten other port battalion veterans. As part of the US Army's Transportation Corps, they were responsible for ensuring that thousands of tons of military supplies were packed, unloaded, and delivered to the front lines. Moving from training stateside, to supply operations on the beaches of Normandy, to dock work in the massive, high-risk seaport of Antwerp, Belgium, and finally to deactivation, Andrew Brozyna offers a compelling narrative of what daily life was like in this remarkable yet often overlooked service. Perhaps most importantly, Brozyna's use of personal histories as the basis for examining the logistics of WWII's European theater ensures that readers never lose sight of the individuals involved.

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This book's focus on a World War II US Army port battalion and port companies provides a unique perspective of the D-day invasion at Utah Beach, the Engineer Special Brigades, the Red Ball Express, WWII Antwerp, WWII Belgium, the Battle of the Bulge, the V-1 rocket (buzz bombs) & V-2 rocket, WWII trains, WWII Quartermaster companies, and WWII supplies & logistics in general.

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Andrew J. Brozyna is a publishing professional who has worked on the production of hundreds books. He is the grandson of Cortland Hopkins, veteran of the 519th Port Battalion. Andrew lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.

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