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Collection Details


Collection Name: Armed Forces Oral History: World War II Combat Interviews
Repository Name: Kings College, London. Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives [Repository Details]
Repository Location: London, United Kingdom
Local Identifier: GB99 KCLMA MFF 7
URL: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/summary/xa80-001.htm
Dates Spanned: 1944-1945
Description: Armed Forces Oral Histories; World War II Combat Interviews is a themed microfiche collection of 375 typescript combat interviews, together with narrative accounts and official supplementary materials including field orders, periodic and operations reports, statistical data, sketch maps and overlays, 22 May 1944-10 May 1945. Documents include accounts relating to US 1 Infantry Div during Operation NEPTUNE, the amphibious assault on France, 6 Jun 1944, the landing at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, 6 Jun 1944, the Battle of Aachen, Germany 8 Oct-22 Oct 1944, the defensive in the Ardennes Forest, 16 Dec-31 Dec 1944, the drive to the Rhine and subsequent bridgehead established at the Ludendorff bridge, Remagen, Germany, 17-31 Mar 1945; US 2 Infantry Div during the Brest Campaign, France, 25 Aug-18 Sep 1944, and the drive from the Rhine river to Leipzig, Germany, 21 Mar-20 Apr 1945; US 3 Infantry Div during the invasion of Southern France, Aug 1944-Feb 1945; US 4 Infantry Div and the liberation of Luxembourg, 16 Dec-24 Dec 1944; US 5 Infantry Div during operations at Fort Driant, Belgium, and Metz, France, 9 Nov-24 Nov 1944; 8 Infantry Div operations during the reduction of the Crozon peninsula, France, 1 Sep-19 Sep 1944; 9 Infantry Div and the US aerial bombing of US troops during the Normandy breakout, 24-29 Jul 1944; (etc...)
Estimated Total of Interviews: 375
Broad Subjects: Military; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: Battles; Europe; Interviews; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Collection Code: OHC0001101