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A similar article about the war weary infantry can be read here...

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"Was it the cold, the fear, the letterless days, the dark, the not knowing where or when or was it all of these? ...Whatever it was, wherever and whenever we were scared because we were strictly on our own. Except for the few basic things that we learned in the States, like blackout and water discipline, all this was new and different, the situations never seemed to apply..."

This passage articulately expresses the fear and insecurity experienced by the American infantrymen fighting in the European theater during the Second World War. It was published in a year book that told the tale of the 397th Infantry Regiment, of the 100th Division. The 100th Division was on the German's tale all the way to Berlin.

Click here to read about the depth of suffering American soldiers had to endure during the Battle of the Bulge.

CLICK HERE... to read one man's account of his struggle with shell shock...


The Scared Infantry (Regiment of the Century, 1945)

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