America's Military Adversaries: From Colonial Times to the by John C. Fredriksen

By John C. Fredriksen

Books on American army heroes abound. yet this ebook is the 1st to target America's proficient enemies—the generals, admirals, Indian chiefs and warriors, submarine captains, fighter pilots, and spies who adverse the U.S. with army strength or different potential. usually those army leaders have been top-of-the-line minds in their times.

For greater than centuries, the hot nation's so much consistent army competitors have been the local american citizens, led by way of such able chiefs as American Horse and Little Wolf. less than D'Iberville, Canada's French colonialists turned ambitious foes, yet they have been quickly exceeded by means of the conscientiously disciplined redcoats of serious Britain lower than Howe and Cornwallis. paradoxically, the best enemies within the background of the us weren't the leaders of international army forces—like Mexico's Santa Anna, Japan's Yamamoto, or Vietnam's Vo Nguyen Giap. They arose from between its personal voters through the Civil struggle, the bloodiest clash in American history.

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Given the sheer disparity of men and equip- ARNIM, HANS-JURGEN ment pouring into the continent, they were probably doomed anyway. The attack kicked off as planned on February 14, 1943, with Arnim striking from the north while Rommel advanced from the south. In both instances, the green, untrained Americans were soundly thrashed at Kasserine Pass and elsewhere. But as Allied resistance stiffened, Rommel requested reinforcements from the Fifth Panzer Army, which could have decisively smashed the Americans.

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