The first hours and days following the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944 have a strong claim to be amongst the most crucial in world history. Spearheading this vast undertaking were crack British and American airborne forces. The Day The Devils Dropped In examines in fascinating detail the pivotal role of the 9th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment over the first week of the landings.
Tasked with neutralizing the mighty Merville Battery, capturing Le Plein and the Château St Côme on the Breville Ridge, failure by the Paras to achieve any of these key objectives could well have unraveled the whole OVERLORD operation with catastrophic consequences.
In his quest to uncover the true story of the early days of the landings, Neil Barber has successfully tracked down surviving participants in the operation. As a result he is able to tell the full story of the fierce fighting that characterized the early days of the landings largely in the very words of those who lived through the experience. This adds much to the credibility and immediacy of this enthralling book, which paints a superb picture of what soldiers care to call 'the fog of war'. The result is an inspiring and revealing read and a fine tribute to those whose contribution must never be forgotten.
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Descripción Pen & Sword / Leo Cooper, Barnsley, United Kingdom, 2002. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition. 222 pages b/w photos, appendices, sources, index. Examination of the pivotal role of the 9th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment over the first week of the Normandy landings. Based in part on interviews with surviving participants. The Allied assault on Hitler's Fortress Europe began in the dawn of 6 June 1944 with daring airborne landings by men of the Parachute Regiment. This book tells of the Paras' first week of intense fighting from the assault on the vital Merville Battery onwards. Through personal accounts and detailed research a full and dramatic picture is built up of the actions that occurred as the Germans desperately attempted to displace the Allies' tenuous beachhead. Nº de ref. de la librería 314821
Descripción Pen & Sword, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. New Hard cover in dust jacket.Â NEW! Clean text -- NO writing, NO highlighting to text.Â Fine condition. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000108412
Descripción Pen and Sword, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110850529247
Descripción Pen & Sword, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0850529247