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Camp Sharpe's "Psycho Boys": From Gettysburg to Germany

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Camp Sharpe's "Psycho Boys"

From Gettysburg to Germany
  • by Beverley Driver Eddy
    • Merriam Press World War 2 History Series
    • First Edition 2014
    • 37 photos
    • Footnotes
Drawing on company histories, memoirs, and interviews, Camp Sharpe's "Psycho Boys" traces the history of the men of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Mobile Radio Broadcasting Companies during World War II.

The story begins with the establishment of a secret camp in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the specialized training in military intelligence and propaganda services that the men received there.

We then follow these men abroad: to further training in Britain, to the D-Day landings, the Battle of the Bulge, the conquest of Germany, and the liberation of the concentration camps.

The book includes stories from those German- and Austrian-born men from Sharpe who returned in U.S. Army uniform to their old hometowns, and concludes with a discussion of the soldiers' immediate postwar activities as translators, interpreters, radio broadcasters, and journalists in the American zones of occupation in Germany and Austria.

Camp Sharpe's "Psycho Boys" is enriched with new material - including photographs - acquired through personal interviews and correspondence with nine veterans of the camp.

Beverley Driver Eddy is professor emerita of German at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Founding Camp Sharpe
  • Chapter 2: Training and Leisure in Gettysburg
  • Chapter 3: Preparations in Britain
  • Chapter 4: The Struggle for France
  • Chapter 5: Luxembourg
  • Chapter 6: The Push into Germany
  • Chapter 7: Confronting the Camps
  • Chapter 8: Going “Home”
  • Chapter 9: Working for a Democratic Germany
  • Appendix: Members of the MRB Companies that Trained in Gettysburg
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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