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Edmund P. Barys oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH317

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Barys' experiences: being trained as a tank destroyer at Ft. Benning; transferring to the 10th Mountain Division; witnessing the burning of an Italian village by German soldiers and subsequent revenge taken on the Germans by the Italians; other atrocities committed by German troops; responsibility of having soldiers in the right positions when entering into battle; how he and other observers located the enemy and received permission to open fire.


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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

Edmund P. Barys was born in Chicago, Ill. on November 13, 1923 and enlisted in the Army in March 1943. He received his initial training as a tank destroyer at Ft. Benning, Ga. before joining the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Tex. Barys was a member of Company C of the 604th Artillery Battalion, and served with the Division in Italy as a Forward Observer. He attained the rank of Sargeant.


1 videodiscs (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Ed Barys;2004.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.

Finding Aid for the Edmund P. Barys oral history,2003[videorecording]
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States