US Go Home: The US Military in France, 1945-1968

M. David Egan & Jean Egan with illustrations by Charles W. Tilley

Available October 2021

$49.99


In 1951, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, hero of the liberation of Europe, returned to Paris to command NATO forces. The US Army built a huge infrastructure across France to provide logistical support to the US Seventh Army in Germany during the Cold War. The US Air Force also sent aircraft to France to provide a nuclear deterrent to Soviet aggression. By 1962, the US military had 100,000 troops and family members living in France, and employed 22,000 French civilians. This monumental book is built on research in 50 international archives and more than 400 interviews. It is the definitive work on the postwar American military occupation of France and contains authoritative text along with original, professionally made maps, diagrams, and illustrations.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | Over 230 b/w photos, drawings, maps | 592 pp
ISBN13: 9780764362675

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M. David Egan, graduate of Lafayette College and MIT, is Distinguished Professor of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Professor Emeritus at Clemson University, and holds the Doctor of Laws degree (Honoris Causa). His seven architectural books are available in eight languages. From 1962 to 1964, he served with the US Army in France where he commanded the 39th Ordnance Co at Trois-Fontaines (Marne). He is a member of the Society for Military History (SMH) and the Cercle National des Armées, Paris, France. D. Jean Egan, graduate of Louisiana State University, is an independent scholar. She edited five technical books for architects and engineers, published by McGraw-Hill and Wiley-Interscience. She is a member of MIT’s Katharine Dexter McCormick Society, the Society for Military History (SMH), and the Council on America’s Military Past (CAMP). Charles W. Tilley, graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Design and Master of Architecture, is a principal at an award-winning design firm in Richmond, Virginia. He has received the “Alice L. Sunday Prize” for excellence in graphics awarded by the AIA Richmond Chapter (VA) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He illustrated Architectural Acoustics Workbook (2000), available from the Acoustical Society of America.