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Geronimo! American Paratroopers in World War Two

Breuer, Willam

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ISBN 10: 0312033508 / ISBN 13: 9780312033507
Editorial: St Martin's Press, New York, 1989
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books (Katoomba, NSW, Australia)

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Size: Quarto. 621 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; United States; History. ISBN: 0312033508. ISBN/EAN: 9780312033507. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: X19010. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. N° de ref. de la librería X19010

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Título: Geronimo! American Paratroopers in World War...

Editorial: St Martin's Press, New York

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hardcover (Original Cloth)

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition.

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Marking the 50th anniversary of American airborne action, here is the culmination of five years of intensive research, including interviews with over 400 paratroopers who participated in combat jumps and ground fighting in World War II. 129 photos.

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Breuer ( Retaking the Philippines ) here skillfully presents a combat narrative that covers every campaign in WW II that involved American paratroopers. Most of the action is provided by the 82nd Airborne and 101st Airborne in the Mediterranean and European theaters and the 11th Airborne in the Pacific. Casualties in every campaign were inordinately severe, yet, as we are shown, the airborne units never lost their tactical flexibility, efficiency, or ferocious fighting spirit. Breuer traces the fortunes of many individuals through successive battles, among them the legendary Pvt. Ted Bachenheimer, who had a compulsion to prowl behind German lines, and James Gavin, who earned rapid promotion from colonel to major general by his dashing leadership of the 82nd Airborne. The book includes an account of Marine parachute operations in the Pacific, relatively minor affairs, and the story of the all-black 555th Parachute Infantry Company. The narrative ends with a moving description of the paratroopers' participation in the 1946 victory parade in New York. Photos. Military Book Club selection.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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