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  • ISBN 1412049024
  • ISBN13 978-1412049023
  • Language English
  • Author Michael Connelly
  • Publisher Trafford Publishing; 1st Edition edition (March 31, 2005)
  • Pages 294
  • Formats azw docx rtf doc
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Leaders and Notable People
  • Size ePub 1759 kb
  • Size Fb2 1365 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 483

The Mortarmen is an untold story of world War II. The book details the fighting history of the men of the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion. The battalion was armed with the powerful 4.2 mortars and following its landing on Utah Beach on D-Day fought in every major engagement in France, Belgium, and Germany. The 4.2 mortar battalions were the most sought after fire support units in Europe. The 87th was in combat for 326 days and the book follows each of the four companies as they participate in the Battle for Normandy, the fight for Cherbourg, the battles of Aachen and the Hurtgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge, and finally the crossing of the Rhine and the final victory in Germany. The book contains excepts of diaries and quotations from the men who fought in the unit and from some of the German soldiers who opposed them. It is a story of heroism, tragedy, and the triumph of soldiers fighting for freedom. Veterans of the 87th Speak out about The Mortarmen: "The author has performed admirably in depicting the complete story of the 87th Mortar BN from training camps thru D-Day and the entire WWII operations in Europe. "A great contribution to WWII History, comparable to Stephen Ambrose's story of E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division in 'Band of Brothers'." 1st Lt. Sam Deal B Company 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion __________________ "I browsed your book first, and now am reading it line by line slowly. You have done the most wonderful job in the writing, You have brought back all the feelings, the fear, the wonder, the comradeship; all of those feelings and more. I thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Alexander Cannon Pvt. B Company 87th CMB __________________ "This is an important book because it tells, for the first time, the history of the critical role of this group of 4 mortar companies of men, of the 87th Mortar Battalion, which was positioned just behind the front lines, giving direct support to the infantry companies or battalions that had critical assignments in World War II. "This book is must reading for those interested in the full history of WW II." Ralph Gerald Jerry Portis Staff Sgt. C Company 87th CMB __________________ "What a great job you did putting all this historical data together; weaving the whole thing with personal, anecdotal recollections and whipping the whole thing into an informative and entertaining historical document." H.R. Bob Loomis Sgt. D Company 87th CMB

The Mortarmen is an untold story of world War I. The book contains excepts of diaries and quotations from the men who fought in the unit and from some of the German soldiers who opposed them.

The Mortarmen is an untold story of world War II. The book details the fighting history of the men of the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion. The battalion was armed with the powerful . mortars and following its landing on Utah Beach on D-Day fought in every major engagement in France, Belgium, and Germany. The . mortar battalions were the most sought after fire support units in Europe. It is a story of heroism, tragedy, and the triumph of soldiers fighting for freedom.

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THE MORTARMEN by Michael Connelly is the story of the Army’s 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion . The book is the most historically detailed writing of Overlord I have ever read

THE MORTARMEN by Michael Connelly is the story of the Army’s 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion, manned by 42 officers and 699 enlisted, who played a key role in Operation Overlord, the 6th of June, 1944, D-Day invasion until the end of the war in Europe. The book is the most historically detailed writing of Overlord I have ever read. The story describes in detail how thousands of young men never got to within a mile of Omaha Beach; they went down with their ships and landing craft blown up by German shore batteries.

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The mortar in this book is a . inch military type launching system, that mortar, wielded across France, Belgium and into Germany . Mr. Connelly did a fine job of illuminating the role of the mortarmen. I recommend this book. inch military type launching system, that mortar, wielded across France, Belgium and into Germany during WW2 by the 87th Battalion. Oh, and it's non-fiction. I tend to keep away from non-fiction, but this is Michael Connelly and he's excellent. From the D-Day landings to the fall of Koln, taking in the Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. The journey takes about half of the book. Connelly's style is present all the way through.

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Abywis
Yet another reason to appreciate The Greatest Generation, "The Mortarmen" focuses on an unheralded tribe of dogface soldiers who slogged their way across Europe against Hitler in support of the infantry with their 4.2" mortars. That the old weapon (really a relic of WWI) proved more effective in close support than big-bore artillery is as much a testament to the tenacious troops who manned it as the piece itself. The book documents the valor of the mortarmen on a day-by-day basis that feels like an authentic reliving of WWII itself. Unbelievable privations, inevitable loss of best friends, dogged determination...it's all there, with pride and humility. These are the kinds of Americans that stand proud and resolute in every war, yet go largely unheralded. Well worth the time, a compelling read.
Auau
THE MORTARMEN by Michael Connelly is the story of the Army’s 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion, manned by 42 officers and 699 enlisted, who played a key role in Operation Overlord, the 6th of June, 1944, D-Day invasion until the end of the war in Europe. The book is the most historically detailed writing of Overlord I have ever read. The story describes in detail how thousands of young men never got to within a mile of Omaha Beach; they went down with their ships and landing craft blown up by German shore batteries. Thousands of others never got off the blood-drenched sands of Omaha before being cut down by withering fire without having seen the enemy or gotten to fire a shot. The writer describes in great detail the strengths and weaknesses of individual soldiers as superhuman. But they were not superhuman. They were common, everyday young men from the farmlands and cities across America, most not old enough to vote, thrust into a superhuman event—they were scared out of their minds and when hit, they screamed, cried, bled and died just like every other human.
As the Allies pushed into France, the writer describes the day-by-day, hedgerow-by-hedgerow slow progress against heavily reinforced German impediments. As they moved forward, the Germans became more aggressive in their defense, both in the air and on the ground. Very often successful counterattacks by the Germans forced the Allies to give up hard-won hallowed ground. The deadly accurate 88mm. guns of the Germans played havoc with the Allied advance.
Possibly more profound than the story of the Mortarmen themselves, is the planning and execution of the greatest massive invasion the world has ever known. Everyone under the age of 70 should read this story of courage, individual bravery, chance taking and finally success against overwhelming odds.
I rate this book a strong 5 out of 5. It is a history that launched The Greatest Generation.
Balladolbine
I do not know what stimulated Michael Connelly to write this treatise, but write it he did. I was drawn into this piece of history, and read all of it including the addendums at the end. It was typical Connelly. He has a way of pulling you into his stories, in such a way that you cannot put them down. All of the others that I have been able to read were fiction, but this was the real McCoy! It was a very accurate presentation, and not glossed over to make it less disturbing. After all, war is very disturbing. As familiar as I was with the mortar and it's use in war, I learned so much more about it in this book.
One prominent character was a Lt. Connelly. I wondered if he was a family member. That would explain why he took on this job of writing a history of one mortar group.
Try it, you'll like it!!!
Justie
I will say that Michael Connelly's detective novels are among my favorites, and I was curious to see how he would handle a military history. Some of his material is the product of interviews. Much of it seems to have been derived from documented unit diaries, and that's an excellent resource. Warfare evolves because it must. Tactics change to deal with different weapons system developments, but it is a consistently messy business. From the moment they struggles ashore at Normandy through the duration of the war, the mortarmen were heavily committed. The high, arching trajectory of a mortar can be visually tracked. You can estimate or guess where the point of origin may be and return fire, so it's not a rear-echelon job. The equipment is heavy, but must be moved frequently (shoot'n'scoot) and set up elsewhere. Accuracy is (or isn't) a developed skill. Mr. Connelly did a fine job of illuminating the role of the mortarmen. I recommend this book.
Amerikan_Volga
Dick Sebian, a member of the 87th, lent me his personal copy of this book. Dick is 81 years old now and remembers details and dates like they happened last week. I would imagine that if you had actually lived through this like he has, you would never forget it. He is a great guy and one would never know what he went through at such a young age.

I don't think anybody proof-read this book because there are many grammatical mistakes, but that doesn't change the content. Connelly does a nice job of chronicling the action of A, B, C, and D Companies from D-Day through the end of the war in Germany. The day by day format helps the reader follow the story without confusion. I also never realized what an effective weapon the 4.2 mortar was.

The horrors these men lived through are something most people (including myself) cannot even begin to imagine. Mr. Sebian and the other members of the 87th are truly members of the Greatest Generation. I am thankful for them and the other veterans of WWII who, as Connelly states, "saved the world." This book ought to be required reading in American history classes so everyone can understand what they did.