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IMAGE AT RIGHT: "Home of the Hits", the U.S. Government Printing Office, on an old postcard.


Comments and Criticism on Operation “NEPTUNE” by Major Charles E. Tegtmeyer (Medical Officer, Commanding), 301-INF (16) 6-0.1, "History Medical Det", Box 5931.

"Dagwood" Daily Casualty Report for Period from 0630 hrs 6-6-44 to 1200 hrs 6-8-44, Record Group 407, 301-INF (16)-0.3, Box 5909, Report of Operations file.

E-16 on D-Day and Movements of Spalding Group. National Archives, College Park, Maryland, Rg. 319, Stack area 270, Row 19, Compartment 3, Shelf 7,  Record ID: Box 109, Historical Manuscripts, American Forces in Action: Omaha Beachhead,  2-3.7 BG, “Col. Marshall D-Day Materials” folder.

History of Company "E", 16th Infantry, 1st Division from June 1942 Until the Present, Record Group 407, 301-INF (16) 9-0.1., Box 5933, History Co “E” 2d Bn, June 42-May 45.

History Medical Detachment 16th Infantry, 1st US Division, United States Army, November 1940 to May 1945, 301-INF (16) 6-0.1, "History Medical Det", Box 5931.

History 16th Combat Team Invasion of France S-3 Combat Report, Record Group 407, 301 INF(16)-0.3.0.

Monthly Historical Record Reports, 301-INF (16)-0.3, Box 5909, Report of Operations file.

Prevention of Loss From Psychiatric Disorders, SGO Central File, 1943-1945, "710-Psychoneurosis", Record Group 112. Records of the Surgeon General. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Prisoner of war summary, Record Group 407, 301-INF (16)-0.3, Box 5909, Report of Operations file.

Summary of the Regimental Situation on D-Day, 6 June 1944, Record Group 407, 301 INF(16)-0.3.0, Box 5919.

Lessons Learned Tunisian Campaign. Record Group 407, 301-INF (16) -3.01, Box 5927. S-4 and 2nd Battalion.


American Forces in Action: To Bizerte with the II Corps: 23 April—13 May 1943. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1990. Reprint, first printed by the Historical Division, War Department, 1943.

Army Battle Casualties and Nonbattle Deaths in World War II: Final Report: 7 December 1941 - 31 December 1946. Washington, D.C.: Statistical and Accounting Branch, Office of the Adjutant General under Direction of Program Review and Analysis Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Army, O.C.S., 1953.

The Army Almanac: A Book of Facts Concerning the Army of the United States. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950.

John M. Carland, United States Army in Vietnam: Combat Operations: Stemming the Tide: May 1965 to October 1966. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000.

John A. Cash, "Fight at Ia Drang", Seven Firefights in Vietnam. Washington, DC: Office of the Chief of Military History, United States Army, 1985 (first printed, 1970).

Stetson Conn, Historical Work in the United States Army 1862-1954. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 1980. Presented here as Part one, Part two, Part three, and Bibliography.

Stephen E. Everett, Oral History Techniques and Procedures. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1992.

Gordon A. Harrison, United States Army in World War II: Cross-Channel Attack. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1989. Reprint, first published 1951.

Roland G. Ruppenthal, American Forces in Action: Utah Beach to Cherbourg. Washington, D.C.: Historical Division, War Department, 1945. There are two pages in this site: seaborne and airborne assaults on D-Day.

Charles H. Taylor, American Forces in Action: Omaha Beachhead. Washington, D.C.: Historical Division, War Department, 1945.
As was Army custom at that time, authorship is not credited. The author credit reads: "OMAHA BEACHHEAD was prepared in the field by the 2d Information and Historical Service, attached to First Army, and by the Historical Section, European Theater of Operations."
These pages have material taken from OMAHA BEACHHEAD: Map of Spalding advance and Omaha beach assault.

Bell I. Wiley, Historical Program of the U.S. Army 1939 to Present [1945]. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army. Historical Manuscripts Collection (HMC) file number 2-3.7 AB.A.


A great source online is the Center of Military History at

Lt. John W. Baumgartner, 1st Sgt. Al de Poto, Sgt. William Fraccio, Cpl. Sammy Fuller, The 16th Infantry: 1798-1946. No publisher listed, no date. Maps.

Joseph H. Ewing, 29 Let's Go: A History of the 29th Infantry Division Washington, D.C.: Infantry Journal Press, 1948.

H.R. Knickerbocker, et. al., Danger Forward: The Story of the First Division in World War II. Washington, D.C.: Society of the First Division, 1947.


Lieutenant-Colonel W.T. Barnard, The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada: 1860-1960. Ontario: The Ontario Publishing Co. Ltd., 1960.

Stewart A.G. Mein, Up the Johns! The Story of the Royal Regina Rifles. North Battleford, Saskatchewan: The Senate of The Royal Regina Rifles, Turner-Warwick Publications, 1992.

Bruce Tascona and Eric Wells, Little Black Devils: A History of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Winnipeg: Frye Publishing for the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, 1983.

Foster Stark (revised and updated by A. Brandon Conron, E. Frank Hull, W. Robert Newman, and Sam W. Pawley), A HISTORY OF THE FIRST HUSSARS REGIMENT: 1856-1980 Ontario: no publisher, first published 1951, revised edition 1981.


Colonel C.P. Stacey The Victory Campaign: the Operations in Northwest Europe, 1944-1945. Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War. Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1960. Landings and Mesnil-Patry.


Staffordshire Yeomanry, War Diary, 1 - 7 June 1944.

King's Shropshire Light Infantry, War Diary, 6 June 1944.


Thames Television Interview, Edward Wozenski interview, accession numbers 3014/2/1 and 3014/2/2.

Thames Television Interview, John Finke interview, accession number 3013/11.


Lt. Col T.B.H. Otway (D.S.O, The Royal Ulster Rifles), compiler, The Second World War 1939-1945 ARMY: AIRBORNE FORCES. London: The Imperial War Museum, Department of Printed Books, 1990.


Major L.F. Ellis (C.V.O, C.B.E., D.S.O, M.C.) with G.R.G. Allen (C.B.E., D.S.O, R.N.), Lieut-Colonel A.E. Warhurst, Air Chief Marshal Sir Game Robb (G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O, D.F.C., A.F.C.), Victory in the West: Volume I: The Battle of Normandy. London: History of the Second World War, United Kingdom Military Series, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1962. Landings.


Lieut.-Commander P.K. Kemp, R.N. (Retd.), Compiled under the direction of a Regimental Committee, Staffordshire Yeomanry  (Q.O.R.R.) in the First and Second World War  1914-1918 and 1939-1945. Aldershot: Gale and Polden, 1950. Battle map, North Africa, and Normandy.

Major G.L.Y. Radcliffe, assisted by Captain R. Sale, History of the 2nd Battalion The King's Shropshire Light Infantry (85th Foot) in the Campaign in N.W. Europe 1944-1945. Oxford: Basil Blackwood, 1947.

Norman Scarfe, Assault Division: A History of the 3rd Division from the Invasion of Normandy to the Surrender of Germany London: Williams Collins, 1947.

Jeremy Taylor, The Devons: A History of the Devonshire Regiment 1685-1945. Bristol: The White Swan Press, 1951.


Robert Capa, Slightly Out of Focus. New York: Holt, 1947.

Caleb Carr, The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians: Why It Has Always Failed and Why It Will Fail Again. New York: Random House, 2002.

I.C.B. Dear, General Editor, The Oxford Companion to World War II. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Keith Douglas, Alamein to Zem Zem. London: Faber and Faber, 1992 (reprint).

Brigadier General Vincent J. Esposito, Chief Editor, The West Point Atlas of American Wars, Volume II, 1900-1953. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1978.

David Hackett Fischer, Historians' Fallacies: Toward a Logic of Historical Thought. New York: HarperCollins, 1970.

Gregory Frumkin, Population Changes in Europe Since 1939: A Study of Population Changes during and since World War II as shown by the Balance Sheets of Twenty-four European Countries New York: Augustus M. Kelley, Inc., 1951.

Russell Grant, The Real Counties of Britain. Oxford: Lennard Publishing, 1989.

Kent Roberts Greenfield, The Historian and the Army. New York: Kennikat Press, Port , 1970, reissue. First published 1954 by the trustees of Rutgers College.

Victor Davis Hanson, An Autumn of War: What America Learned from September 11 and the War on Terrorism. New York: Anchor Books, 2002.

Chaim Herzog, The Arab-Israeli Wars. New York, Random House, 1984, revised edition.

Robin Higham, Editor, Official Histories: Essays and Bibliographies from around the World. Kansas: Kansas State University Library, 1970. Material from this book included on this site: Official History in Britain to the First World War, British Military Histories of the War of 1939-1945, and Official History in Canada. Note: As recently as Dec. 2001, this book was available from the Sunflower University Press in Manhattan, Kansas.

Robin Higham, Editor, Official Military Historical Offices and Sources, Volume I: Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India. Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Robin Higham, Editor, Official Military Historical Offices and Sources, Volume II: The Western Hemisphere and the Pacific Rim Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Robin Higham, Editor, The Writing of Official Military History. Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999.

Richard Holmes, Editor, The Oxford Companion to Military History. Oxford University Press, 2001.

Robert D. Kaplan, Soldiers of God: with Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan. New York, Vintage Books, 2001.

John Keegan, A History of Warfare. New York: Knopf, 1993.

Franklin D. Jones, M.D., F.A.P.A., Linette R. Sparacino, M.A., Victoria Wilcox, Ph.D., Joseph M., Rothberg, Ph.D., James W. Stokes, M.D. (Specialty Editors), Textbook of Military Medicine: War Psychiatry. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Surgeon General, United States Army; United States Army Medical Department Center and School; Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; 1995.

S.L.A. Marshall, Battle at Best New York: Morrow, 1963.

Island Victory. Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2000, reprint. First published 1944.

Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command in Future War Massachusetts: Peter Smith, 1978, reprint. First published in 1947. Pages 23 and 54 are quoted in the page linked above.

John Mattias and Vladeta Vuckovic (translators from the Serbian) The Battle of Kosovo. Athens, Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 1987.

Lt. Robert J. Mitchell (32nd Infantry), compiler, with contributions by Sewell T. Tyng and Capt. Nelson L. Drummond Jr. (Field Artillery), Capture of Attu. Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2000 reprint. First published in 1944.

Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway, We Were Soldiers Once and Young. New York: Random House, 1992.

Michael B. Oren, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East. Oxford University Press, 2002.

Marie-Louise Osmont, Normandy Diary of Marie-Louise Osmont: 1940-1944. New York: Random House / The Discovery Channel Press, 1994.

Forrest C. Pogue, Pogue's War: Diaries of a Combat Historian, edited by Franklin D. Anderson. Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2001.

D-Day 1944, Pogue contributed on essay to this collection edited by Theodore A. Wilson. Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 1994.

Jonathan Riley-Smith, The Crusades: Second Edition. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1987 and 2005.

J. David Singer and Melvin Small, The Wages of War: 1816-1965: A Statistical Handbook. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1972.

Colonel T. Dodson Stamps and Colonel Vincent J. Esposito, A Short Military History of World War I. New York: United States Military Academy, West Point, 1954. Vimy Ridge (Arras)
B. Urlanis, Wars and Population. Moscow, Progress Publishers, 1971.

Jacobo Timerman (translated from the Spanish by Miguel Acoca), The Longest War: Israel in Lebanon. New York,  Alfred A. Knopf, 1982

Stephen Trumbull, The Ottoman Empire: 1326-1699. Oxford, Osprey Publishing, 2003.

Richard Whelan, Robert Capa: A Biography. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994 (first published in 1985).

Roy J. Whitsed, editor Canadians: A Battalion at War: Canadians in the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1940-1945. Ontario, Burlington Books, n.d.

Cecil Woodham-Smith, The Reason Why: The Story of the Fatal Charge of the Light Brigade (Penguin Books, 1958).

Other manuscript sources

Joseph Dawson letter, January 1994: Louisana, D-Day Museum archive.

Forrest C. Pogue, John Spalding D-Day narrative Folder: Omaha, E Co., 16th Inf., Lt. Spalding combat interview, Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

Shropshire Regimental Museum. Shrewsbury, England. The Liberation of Bieville, The Liberation of Beuville, Harry Jones narrative, and R.R. Rylands narrative.


Roger J. Spiller, "S.L.A. Marshall and the Ratio of Fire", The RUSI Journal, Winter 1988, pages 63-71 (excerpt is from pages 63-64 and 68-69). This article is copyright © RUSI Journal.