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On Time on Target The World War II Memoir of a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne

McKenzie, John D.

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ISBN 10: 0891417141 / ISBN 13: 9780891417149
Editorial: Presidio Press, Novato, CA, 2000
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(full book description) Presidio Press, Novato, CA, 2000. 1st Edition NEW, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6."x9.", 240pgs(Biblio). 19 Photos, 5 Maps. Brand New copy. Clean, bright and very tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Price unclipped. DJ in a clear plastic protective cover. ISBN 0891417141 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería CONROY211592I

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Título: On Time on Target The World War II Memoir of...

Editorial: Presidio Press, Novato, CA

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: 19 Photos, 5 Maps

Condición del libro:New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Book

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The All Americans of the 82nd Airborne Division (their distinctive red-white-and-blue shoulder patch featured a stylized double-A representing the fact that their World War I ancestors, the 82nd Infantry Division had been frawn from across the United States) participated in some of the toughest fighting of World War II.

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McKenzie belonged to the less than 20% of the 82nd Airborne that survived a bewildering variety of missions physically unscathed. From spring 1943 until discharge in January 1946, McKenzie was for the most part an artillery observer for the 456th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, serving in major battles in Normandy; in Holland (Operation Market Garden of A Bridge Too Far fame); in Belgium to hold "the Bulge"; in Germany at the Siegfried Line and later in occupied Berlin. These pages show him to have been a capable, sensitive, observant 20-year-old, one who went on after the war to become a chemical engineer and businessman (since his retirement, he has published Uncertain Glory, a study of Robert E. Lee). McKenzie's comments about the battles in which he participated are instructive about daily life in his unit, as are his characterizations of adversaries and Allies. There are numerous pointed and memorable anecdotes, such as the "[o]ne little game the Russians liked to play" when encountering American soldiers, which was to "draw their pistols like gunfighters. Our problem was that we could not tell whether it was a bluff or a real threat since we could not understand what they were saying. Rather than wait to see... we simply shot them." For McKenzie, who suffered psychological traumasAsurvivor guilt, depression, repression of memoriesAwriting this account constituted a therapeutic endeavor, one that survivors and fans of the genre alike will appreciate for its candor and heart. (July)
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