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Title:Bill Schimm Oral History
Author(s):Schimm, Bill
Contributor(s):Giordano, Lori
Subject(s):Schimm, Bill
Oral histories
Abstract:Schimm recalls his experience as a member of the 4th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. This personal account recalls the feelings and emotions of an 18-year-old from Iowa dealing with the horrors of war. He discusses his experience as a clerk in London during WWII dealing with buzz bombs, when he captured German officers, and as he helped emancipate a prison camp. He discusses why he shortened his name from Shimatowsky to Shimm.
Issue Date:2006
Citation Info:Schimm, Bill Oral History. Interview by Lori Giordano, 2006. Archives/Special Collections, Brookens Library, University of Illinois Springfield.
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:University of Illinois, Board of Trustees
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-04-10

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