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World War I Books

  • History of the 317th Infantry,80th Division
    Edley Craighill, 1st Lt and Adjt 2d Bn, 317th Infantry (96 pages) World War I
    New
    Reprint
    , $65
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  • History of the 318th Infantry Regiment of the 80th Division,1917 - 1919
    (190 pages) New Reprint, $75
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  • History of the Eightieth Division A.E.F. in World War I – The Blue Ridge Division
    Compiled by Russell L. Stultz, Division Historian
    Edited by Lee S. Anthony, Ph.D., 2004 (731 pages), $95
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  • The 314th Machine Gun Battalion History World War I
    New Reprint, $65
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  • Lee S. Anthony, Ph.D., WWI, WWII & 80th Division Book Collection
    As one of the historians of the 80th Division Veterans Association, Dr. Anthony has accumulated a vast collection of books covering the 80th Division in WWI and WWII. Here is a list of those collections. If you are interested in obtaining copies, contact Dr. Anthony directly at lsa80division@gmail.com
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  • Author and historian Gary Schreckengost teaches American history at Lampeter-Strasburg School District in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He is a retired Army infantry major and a Bosnia and Iraq War veteran. Schreck recently published the following books, available on Amazon:

    • The 80th Division in WWI, Volume 1: Camp Lee to Saint-Mihiel
      This is the historically accurate story of a notional 80th "Blue Ridge" Infantry Division soldier who fought in France during World War I: Automatic Rifleman Joe Riddle of Company B, 318th Infantry Regiment, A.E.F. In Volume 1, read how Joe and his fellow draftees were turned into soldiers and prepared for intense combat at Camp Lee, Virginia, and in Picardy, France. In Volume 2, read not only what Joe and the 80th Division did during the grueling Meuse-Argonne Offensive, but also HOW THEY DID IT, setting this book apart from other histories of the war. (444 pp.)

    • The 80th Division in WWI, Volume 2: Meuse-Argonne to Homecoming
      This is the historically accurate story of a notional 80th "Blue Ridge" Infantry Division soldier who fought in France during World War I: Automatic Rifleman Joe Riddle of Company B, 318th Infantry Regiment, A.E.F. In Volume 1, read how Joe and his fellow draftees were turned into soldiers and prepared for intense combat at Camp Lee, Virginia, and in Picardy, France. In Volume 2, read not only what Joe and the 80th Division did during the grueling Meuse-Argonne Offensive, but also HOW THEY DID IT, setting this book apart from other histories of the war. (444 pp.)

    • The 80th Division in WWI: Into the Meuse-Argonne, 1918
      This is the historically accurate story of a notional 80th "Blue Ridge" Infantry Division soldier who fought in the bloody Meuse-Argonne Offensive of 1918: Automatic Rifleman Joe Riddle of Company B, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F. Read not only what he and the 80th Division did during the war-ending and bone-crushing offensive, but also HOW THEY DID IT, setting this book apart from other histories of the war. (444 pp.)

    • The 80th Division in WWI: The Battle for Bois d'Ogons, Oct. 4-6, 1918
      This is the historically accurate story of a notional 80th "Blue Ridge" Infantry Division soldier who fought in the bloody Meuse-Argonne Offensive of 1918: Automatic Rifleman Joe Riddle of Company F, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F. Read not only what he and the 80th Division did during the bloody and bone-crushing fight for the woods, but also HOW THEY DID IT, setting this book apart from other histories of the war. (200 pp.)


World War II Books

  • You Can't Get Much Closer Than This:
    Combat with Company H, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division

    A.Z. Adkins, Jr. and Andrew Z. Adkins III
    $32.95, published by Casemate Publishing
    256 pages, 6" x 9" hardbound, 16-page b/w photo insert, maps, glossary, appendices

  • The Box from Braunau: In Search of My Father's War
    Jan Elvin
    $24.95, published by American Management Association
    236 pages, 6" x 9" hardbound, 10-page b/w photo insert, maps, glossary, appendices

  • Farebersviller 1944
    Jeff Wignall
    Available from Amazon.com or from the author. A WWII family story with an extensive history of Company A, 318th Regiment, during the Fall of 1944. 175 pages, 7" x 10" softbound, also available in Kindle version.


  • One Hell of a War: Patton's 317th Infantry Regiment in WWII
    Major Dean Dominique and Colonel James Hayes
    $24.99, 273 pages, 6" x 9" paperback with b/w photos, map.
    An accurate and historical book from the 317th's (80th Infantry Division) Activation at Camp Forrest, Tennessee: July 15, 1942 through the end of the war May 8, 1945 and beyond.
    Published by Wounded Warrior Publications
    Available on Amazon
    Discounts offered on Wounded Warrior Publications' website.
    Facebook page has day-by-day accounts from 70 years ago.

  • Books by Robert T. Murrell, M-318
    Compiled by Robert T. Murrell, former National Secretary of the 80th Division Veterans Association, these publication provides the histories of the 80th Infantry Division.

    • 317th Infantry Regiment History in World War II (available on Amazon, $24,95; click HERE)
    • 318th Infantry Regiment History in World War II (available on Amazon, $24,95; click HERE)
    • 319th Infantry Regiment History in World War II (available on Amazon, $24,95; click HERE)
    • Stories of the Men of the 80th Infantry Division World War II (available on Amazon, $24,95; click HERE)
    • The Blue Ridge Division Answers the Call in World War II (available on Amazon, $24,95; click HERE)
    • 80th Infantry Division Operational History - WWII E.T.O. (available on Amazon, $34.99; click HERE)

  • Books by Bill Costley, C-319: Last 100 Days E.T.O.
    Written by Bill Costley of the 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division. Books are $15 each and include shipping. Order directly from:

    Bill Costley
    3152 Via Arcilla
    San Diego, CA 92111-4613

    • Volume One: Oberscharfuhrer 6.SS-GEBIRGS DIVISION NORD
    • Volume Two: Platoon Sergeant 80TH BLUE RIDGE INFANTRY DIVISION
    • Volume Three: Obergefreiter JAGER BATTALION LIGHT INFANTRY DIVISION
    • Volume Four: Gefreiter 5TH PARACHUTE DIVISION (FALLSCHIRMJAGER)

  • Argentan - 3 part article by Tristan Rondeau
    An excellent historical article by Tristan Rondeau, a young French student, who captures the significance of the 80th Division's "Baptism of Fire." These articles were initially published in the French historical review Normandie 44 Magazine, issues 6, 7 and 8 (February-May-August 2013), by the éditions Heimdal. English translation provided by Dennis Adams.
  • Forward 80th: The Story of the 80th Infantry Division
    "Forward 80th" is a small booklet covering the history of the 80th Infantry Division. This booklet is one of the series of G.I. Stories published by the Stars & Stripes in Paris in 1944-1945. Provided by LoneSentry.com

Post World War II Books

  • 80th Division in Iraq: Iraqi Army Advisors in Action, 2005-06
    Gary Schreckengost (Author), John McLaren (Contributor)
    $20 - direct from Amazon

    This is a first-hand account of three Army 80th (Blue Ridge) Division Soldiers who were sent to Iraq in 2005-06 as Iraqi Army advisors. Brig. Gen. John McLaren, who commanded the Iraqi Assistance Group in Baghdad, Col. Paul Linkenhoker, who advised the Iraqi base commander for Taji, and Maj. Gary Schreckengost, who was the lead operations advisor for the Iraqi fightin' 4th Brigade, 1st Division, in Fallujah. Read how these Blue Ridge Division Soldiers answered their country's call and what it was like to be combat advisors to a very foreign army in a very foreign land in varied settings and situations.


   
   

 

 


History of the 80th Division
A.E.F. in WWI

by Russell Stultz
Edited by Lee S. Anthony, Ph.D.