Roll Me Over: An Infantryman's World War II by Raymond GantterRoll Me Over: An Infantryman's World War II by Raymond Gantter

Roll Me Over: An Infantryman's World War II

byRaymond Gantter

Mass Market Paperback | May 28, 1997

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When Raymond Gantter arrived in Normandy in the fall of 1944, bodies were still washing up from the invasion. Sobered by that sight, Gantter and his fellow infantrymen moved across northern France and Belgium, taking part in the historic and bloody Battle of the Bulge, before slowly penetrating into and across Germany, fighting all the way to the Czechoslovakian border.

With depth, clarity, and remarkable compassion, Gantter--an enlisted man and college graduate who spoke German--portrays the extraordinary life of the American soldier as he and his comrades lived it while helping to destroy Hitler's Third Reich. From dueling with unseen snipers in ruined villages to fierce battles in which the lightly armed American infantry skirmished against Hitler's panzers, Gantter skillfully captures one infantryman's progress across a continent where guns, fear, and death lay in wait around every bend in the road.
A graduate of Syracuse University who had played piano with jazz bands from the age of fourteen, Raymond Gantter was the program manager of the major radio station in Syracuse when he turned down his third draft deferment and entered the army. At thirty years of age, nearly six feet tall, and 130 pounds, Mr. Gantter made an unlikely in...
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Title:Roll Me Over: An Infantryman's World War IIFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 1.1 inPublished:May 28, 1997Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0804116059

ISBN - 13:9780804116053

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Gantter give a great first hand account of his experience in WW2 without glorifying war. His account is like so many others though, an everyday guy who was thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Gantter shows why these people were called the "greatest generation".
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping and Powerful This book helps you to reach out and touch WWII. Gantter put great time and effort into detail of what the second world war was like. This book really helps you understand what the G.I's went through and what there feelings were like about the war, officers, environment, death etc. Gantter covers the brutality of the war and the effort involved to keep the world peaceful. I would reccomend this book to anyone that is interested in a firsthand account of WWII. This book is clearly thumbs up for me. I respect Gantter for his effort into making this journal. Excellent, Excellent book.
Date published: 2001-05-10

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When Raymond Gantter arrived in Normandy in 1944, bodies were still washing up from the invasion. He and his fellow infantrymen moved across northern France and Belgium, taking part in the bloody Battle of the Bulge, penetrating into and across Germany, fighting all the way to the Czech border. From dueling with unseen snipers in ruined villages to fierce battles against Hitler`s panzers, Gantter skillfully portrays their progress across a tortured continent. Roll Me Over: An Infantrymen`s World War II is so gritty and real that it couldn`t be replicated, not even with an army`s worth of embellishment or divisive drama.