Edmund P. Barys oral history
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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Material is in English unless otherwise noted.
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The collection is open for research.
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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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Linking Entry Complexity Note
Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
- Barys, Edmund P., 1923- -- Interviews.
- Camp Swift (Tex.) -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- DVDs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Military maneuvers -- Cold weather conditions. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oral histories (document genres) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ski troops -- History -- Interviews. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soldiers -- United States -- Interviews. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Field Artillery Battalion (Pack), 605th -- Interviews.
- United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- Interviews.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Finding Aid for the Edmund P. Barys oral history,2003[videorecording]
- Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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