Book by Nordyke Phil
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Combat history at its best - the famed paratroopers from WWII to today. The 82nd Airborne Division - dubbed the All-Americans during WWI, when Sgt. Alvin York was among its soldiers - parachuted into history on July, 9, 1943, as the opening salvo in Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. This book, the first to tell the full story of the 82nd - America's first airborne division to see combat, and the only American parachute division still active today - follows these all-Americans from their first perilous drop to their victory parade up 5th Avenue in January 1946. Once into the thick of the action, the soldiers of the 82nd were never out of it; and All American, All the Way follows them from Sicily to Salerno to the treacherous mountains around Naples. Here the narrative forks, as the bulk of the division left Italy for England to prepare for the invasion of Normandy, leaving behind one regiment, the 504th Parachute Infantry, to take part in the disastrous assault on Anzio. All American brings to harrowing life the division's exploits on June 6, 1944, where, after spearheading the airborne invasion, the paratroopers proved invaluable as shock troops and were pulled out of combat only to mount the airborne invasion of Holland - the campaign immortalized in A Bridge Too Far. We witness the airborne forces' daring daylight jump deep behind Nazi lines, only to see their initial success erased by the failures of the armored division that followed. And we see the 82nd, barely a month later, thrust back into action when the Battle of the Bulge came roaring out of the Ardennes. From the shore of Sicily to the beaches of Normandy, from the Rhine to the Elbe to the German surrender and the U.S. occupation of Berlin, this is military history at its best, often told in the words of the soldiers themselves. It is a fitting - and long overdue - tribute to the valorous service of one of America's most celebrated fighting divisions.
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Descripción Zenith Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110760322015
Descripción Zenith Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0760322015 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0396818
Descripción Zenith Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0760322015
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97807603220171.0