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John J. Roche narratives

John J. Roche narratives

Descriptive Summary

Title: John J. Roche narratives
Creator: Roche, John J.
Inclusive Dates: 1991-1992
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2751
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John J. Roche served in the U.S Army as a rifleman, scout, squad leader, and then prisoner of war during World War II. After leaving the Army, Roche was assigned to the Headquarters Detachment of the School Troops, The Infantry School, Fort Bennington, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of five (reproductions of) typescripts by John J. Roche titled: Forty years after, The soldier and the state: the Summa Arya encounters Hollywood, The place of Maastricht in European military history, To save and defend the people: essays on the philosophy of European military history, and Kindred spirits: an introduction to the philosophy of European military history for combat soldiers. The typescripts concern Roche's activities in World War II. The place of Maastricht in European military history is a commentary regarding the state of the world almost fifty years after Roche's participation in World War II.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John J. Roche narratives, ms2751, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

United States. Army
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-2Typescripts (5)