William C. Turner oral history
Scope and Contents
The interview provides information and personal observations about Turner's lack of comfort with skiing; weather conditions and methods of crossing the Po River; capture of German soldiers at Lake Garda; youthfulness and training of soldiers; how information was relayed to American and German troops that the war had ended; celebration with American and Italian soldiers at war's end.
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Language of Materials
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
William C. Turner was born in Grandbury, Tex. on January 19, 1925 and enlisted in the Army at Ft. Bliss, Tex. He received his basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark. before joining the 10th Mountain Division in Italy as a replacement soldier. Turner was assigned to Company E of the 85th Infantry Regiment. After World War II ended, he served an additional year with the U.S. occupation forces in Germany.
1 videodiscs (DVD)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
William C. Turner;gift;2007. Myrna Hampton;gift;2006.
Linking Entry Complexity Note
Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
- DVDs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Military maneuvers -- Cold weather conditions. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mini-DV Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, Inc. Armadillo chapter.
- Oral histories (document genres) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ski troops -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soldiers -- United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Turner, William C., 1925- -- Interviews.
- United States. Army. Mountain Infantry Regiment, 85th.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Finding Aid for the William C. Turner oral history,2005[videorecording]
- Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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