The Resource Recollections of a veteran : World War II remembrance of Gus Berbes, as told to Edward Latham

Recollections of a veteran : World War II remembrance of Gus Berbes, as told to Edward Latham

Label
Recollections of a veteran : World War II remembrance of Gus Berbes
Title
Recollections of a veteran
Title remainder
World War II remembrance of Gus Berbes
Statement of responsibility
as told to Edward Latham
Title variation
  • World War II remembrance of Gus Berbes
  • World War II remembrances of Gus Berbes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recalls the military service of Gus Berbes, (born Constantine Pirpitsakis), with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), an early intelligence agency and precursor to the modern CIA, from 1943 to 1945. Discusses Berbes' family, childhood, and military training as a special forces operative in the Mediterranean and European Theaters of Operations, especially his actions in Greece and the Balkans. Describes the demolition and reconnaissance missions carried out by Berbes and his unit behind enemy lines. Mentions Berbes' encounter with OSS founder and chief, Col. William "Wild Bill" Donovan. Concludes with a description of Berbes experiences at the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and the crossing of the Rhine in early 1945. Berbes was rotated back to the United States shortly thereafter
Cataloging source
VMC
Illustrations
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Recollections of a veteran : World War II remembrance of Gus Berbes, as told to Edward Latham
Publication
Accompanying material
7 photographs.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Control code
70182644
Dimensions
28 cm. +
Extent
23 leaves
Other physical details
ill., facsims.

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