A cross-section of the American experience on D-Day Unique perspective from the regimental level that also integrates strategic and tactical considerations Stories of largely forgotten acts of valor G. H. Bennett collects oral histories from the soldiers of three American regiments and weaves them into an intimate account of the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. Widely scattered during its drop into Normandy, the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (82nd Airborne Division) stopped the advance of an SS division. The untested 116th Infantry Regiment (29th Infantry Division) landed on bloody Omaha Beach, where it suffered more casualties than any other regiment that day. Meanwhile, the 22nd Infantry Regiment (4th Infantry Division) easily waded ashore on Utah Beach but faced savage fighting as it moved inland.
The Breaking Point
An engaging narrative of the small-unit actions near Sedan during the 1940 campaign for France.
Comprehensive look into the dangerous world of glider warfare.
Battle of the Bulge
This is the story of their bitter combat--in the words of German and American soldiers who were there.
Tours of Duty
These are the stories Vietnam vets tell each other at reunions and over beers.
Blossoming Silk Against the Rising Sun
Complete account of airborne operations in the Pacific theater. Firsthand descriptions from American and Japanese paratroopers. Detailed maps illustrate battles.
In the Fire of the Eastern Front
Extraordinary story of a Dutch volunteer in the Waffen-SS. Vivid details on SS training and combat on the Eastern Front. Account of the little-known siege of Breslau in early 1945.
Exciting stories of the infantrymen who supported Germany's tanks. How tanks and infantry cooperated at the small-unit level. First time in English.
Land With No Sun
A no-holds-barred, straight-in-your-face account of combat in Vietnam.