Christopher Georgiades transcript
Scope and Contents
This Oral History transcript recounts the war experiences of Christopher Georgiades, who served in Europe with the U.S. Army, 10th Armored Division, during the the Battle of the Bulge. He was sent as a replacement after the events of Bastogne and was a part of the closing the Saar-Moselle Triangle. He participated in the invasion of Germany and was in Bavaria in May of 1945 when the war ended in Europe.
- Other: Date accessioned: 2011-01-12
- Event: 1944-1945
- Georgiades, Christopher, 1925-2011 (Interviewee, Person)
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Biographical/ Historical Information
Born on December 21, 1925 in Cuthbert, Georgia, Christopher Georgiades was a first-generation Greek-American soldier. He was drafted and entered service in the U.S. Army on July 18, 1944 at Camp Blanding, FL. He trained as a machine gunner assigned to the 10th Armored Division. Georgiades participated in engagements in France, Luxembourg, and Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. Georgiades' unit was tasked with overrunning of the Saar-Moselle Triangle and capturing Trier within Germany which they successfully did in late February 1945. Georgiades would be a part of the invasion of Germany and in Bavaria when the Germans surrendered in May 1945. He continued to serve as a part of the occupation army until the surrender of Japan later that year. After returning from the war, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. He later transferred to Tallahassee where he became Art Director with the Florida Department of Agriculture. Christopher Georgiades passed away on August 15, 2011 at his home in Tallahassee. He is buried at Tallahassee Memory Gardens, Tallahassee, FL.
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Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.
- Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Bastogne, Battle of, 1944-1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Camp Blanding (Fla.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Moselle (France : 1919-) Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Sigler, Jack (Interviewer)
- United States. Army. Armored Division, 10th
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Saar River Valley (France and Germany) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Christopher Georgiades transcript
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- April 29, 2020
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