"A Short History of the 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment", 1945  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
"A Short History of the 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment"
Dates
1945 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 folder, (0.25 linear feet)
Collection Number
Accn1628
Summary
"A Short History of the 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment" (1945) is a photocopy of a booklet describing the experiences of this army unit from its activation in August 1943 to its inactivation in November 1945--both in Colorado.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

"A Short History of the 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment" (1945) is a photocopy of a booklet describing the experiences of this army unit from its activation in August 1943 to its inactivation in November 1945--both in Colorado. The regiment trained for survival and combat in winter mountain conditions in Colorado, Texas, and Virginia, then shipped overseas at the end of 1944, arriving in Naples, Italy, on January 13, 1945. The unit joined the forces assembled to attack the German strongholds in the Apennines Mountains. In three major offensive attacks, with heavy casualties, these forces crossed the Apennines from south to north, entered and crossed the Po River valley, and effectively ended the war in Italy. This history is told in terms of battle tactics at the company and battalion level with occasional notes of individual heroism. It is dedicated to "Our comrades in the 85th Mountain Infantry who made the supreme sacrifice that we might live as free men." The name of the author is not disclosed.

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Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: "A Short History of the 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment," ACCN 1628, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: ACCN 1628.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th--History
  • United States. Army. Mountian Infantry Regiment, 85th--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Histories