Les paras de la 82nd Airborne
7 mai 1942 : les 16 000 hommes de la 82nd Infantry Division viennent de subir 3 mois de formation impitoyables en Louisiane, sur les rives boueuses de la Red River où l'US Army construit Camp Claiborne, un de ces nombreux centres de formation destinés à répondre à l'entrée en guerre quelques mois plus tôt des Etats-Unis d'Amérique. Les appelés de la 82nd Infantry y sont forgés et modelés selon des techniques d'entraînement novatrices et ultra sélectives. La 82nd Division a une histoire, une tradition d'excellence et d'innovation. De son surnom All Americans, elle puise l'énergie, l'esprit pionnier des meilleurs hommes issus des 48 Etats de l'Union. Et d'esprit pionnier et conquérant, il va leur en être demandé beaucoup quand, à la mi-août 1942, un mot aux consonances inconnues et mystérieuses parcourt les allées poussiéreuses du camp ; "Airborne !". Raconter la 82nd Airborne Division, c'est narrer par le menu l'extraordinaire saga de l'US Airborne durant le dernier conflit mondial. Cette division traduit à elle seule les convulsions, les soubresauts, les tâtonnements, puis le développement exponentiel et glorieux d'une arme à l'époque novatrice, téméraire, innovante, et formidablement dangereuse, le concept aéroporté. Sicile, Italie, Normandie, Hollande, Ardennes, suivons ainsi les traces de cette division mythique de l'armée américaine au travers de documents, d'objets et d'uniformes chargés d'Histoire.
Vanguard of the Crusade
Mark Bando has dedicated this work to this famous American airborne division engaged in the Normandy and Ardennes battles. He relays in dramatic detail the histories recounted by hundreds of veterans, making this work a necessary addition to the enthusiast's library. Mark Bando is the well-known author of three previous books about the 101st Airborne Division in WWII and of Breakout at Normandy: The 2d Armored Division in the Land of the Dead. Expanding on his previous works, Vanguard of the Crusade is comprehensive, addressing the entire WWII record of the 101st. The author was born and raised on the west side of Detroit, MI, attended Cass Technical High School and later Wayne State University, as a history major. HE served 25 years as a uniformed Detroit Police patrol officer, working in five different precincts and spending six years in the citywide Tactical Section, during which he heard many shots fired in anger. Bando began interviewing WWII veterans of the 101st in 1968 and has continued to the present, with a running total of over 1,025 interviews. This lifelong pursuit grew out of a recognition of the superior battlefield performance of the WWII 101st and their resulting legendary historical status. His quest has been not only the record their exceptional experiences for posterity, but also ti study the combat paratroopers to discover the reasons for their great successes in battle. Uniquely, Bando has focused almost exclusively on the 101st for four decades, providing his books an abundance of rich, untold stories and a depth of detail which other researchers simply cannot match.
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Mauser Military Rifles of the World
More Models — More Photos — More History Robert Ball, the world's foremost authority on Mauser military rifles, continues to scour the continents in search of more details and models of this ubiquitous rifle. His years of research and expertise culminate in this definitive, full-color Mauser reference. In this new edition, you'll find: Previously unknown variations Rare coverage of experimental weapons and prototypes Meticulously cataloged descriptions, historical backgrounds, model specifics and markings, and detailed photographs One of a kind, this edition is the most exhaustive reference ever for Mauser military rifles!
All the Way to Berlin
In mid-1943 James Megellas, known as “Maggie” to his fellow paratroopers, joined the 82d Airborne Division, his new “home” for the duration. His first taste of combat was in the rugged mountains outside Naples. In October 1943, when most of the 82d departed Italy to prepare for the D-Day invasion of France, Lt. Gen. Mark Clark, the Fifth Army commander, requested that the division’s 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Maggie’s outfit, stay behind for a daring new operation that would outflank the Nazis’ stubborn defensive lines and open the road to Rome. On 22 January 1944, Megellas and the rest of the 504th landed across the beach at Anzio. Following initial success, Fifth Army’s amphibious assault, Operation Shingle, bogged down in the face of heavy German counterattacks that threatened to drive the Allies into the Tyrrhenian Sea. Anzio turned into a fiasco, one of the bloodiest Allied operations of the war. Not until April were the remnants of the regiment withdrawn and shipped to England to recover, reorganize, refit, and train for their next mission. In September, Megellas parachuted into Holland along with the rest of the 82d Airborne as part of another star-crossed mission, Field Marshal Montgomery’s vainglorious Operation Market Garden. Months of hard combat in Holland were followed by the Battle of the Bulge, and the long hard road across Germany to Berlin. Megellas was the most decorated officer of the 82d Airborne Division and saw more action during the war than most. Yet All the Way to Berlin is more than just Maggie’s World War II memoir. Throughout his narrative, he skillfully interweaves stories of the other paratroopers of H Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The result is a remarkable account of men at war. From the Hardcover edition.
Brothers in Battle Best of Friends
Tom Hanks introduces the ?remarkable?(Publishers Weekly) story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. William ?Wild Bill? Guarnere and Edward ?Babe? Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army?members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. The crack unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler?s Eagle?s Nest in Berchtesgaden. Both men fought side by side?until Guarnere lost his leg in the Battle of the Bulge and was sent home. Heffron went on to liberate concentration camps and take Hitler?s Eagle?s Nest hideout. United by their experience, they reconnected at the war?s end and have been best friends ever since. Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms?and to all those who fought for freedom.
Easy Company Soldier
Elite paratrooper Sgt. Don Malarkey takes us not only into the World War II battles fought from Normandy to Germany, but into the heart and mind of a soldier who lost his best friend during the nightmarish engagement at Bastogne. Drafted in 1942, Malarkey arrived at Camp Toccoa in Georgia and was one of the one in six soldiers who earned their Eagle wings. He went to England in 1943 to provide cover on the ground for the largest amphibious military attack in history: Operation Overlord. In the darkness of D-day morning, Malarkey parachuted into France and within days was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroism in battle. He fought for twenty-three days in Normandy, nearly eighty in Holland, thirty-nine in Bastogne, and nearly thirty more in and near Haugenau, France, and the Ruhr pocket in Germany. Easy Company Soldier is his dramatic tale of those bloody days fighting his way from the shores of France to the heartland of Germany, and the epic story of how an adventurous kid from Oregon became a leader of men.
Tonight We Die As Men PB
The exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment have long been overshadowed by those of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion. Yet the actions of the 3rd Battalion during the D-Day landings were every bit as incredible. This is the astounding story of how, after suffering many immediate casualties on landing, the surviving paratroopers fought on towards their objective against horrendous odds. Using fascinating first-hand accounts of the soldiers and the French civilians who witnessed the Normandy campaign, and illustrated with black and white photographs and maps throughout, the authors offer a unique and comprehensive account of the experiences of the 3rd Battalion from training through to D-Day and beyond.
Strike and Hold
This fast-moving memoir of T. Moffatt Burriss shows his extraordinary role as a platoon leader and company commander with the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Europe and North Africa during World War II. He saw a great deal of combat on Sicily, at Salerno, on Anzio Beach, in Holland during Operation Market Garden, and during the drive into Germany. This book portrays World War II as seen vividly through the eyes of the young American citizen-soldier.
Dance of the Red Panel
After the U.S. and British navies mistakenly shot down over twenty of their planes during the invasion of Sicily, the surviving paratroopers of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment languish, awaiting orders, at a Sicilian airfield. Their devastating losses forced Allied commanders to rethink the concept of airborne assaults.Staff Sergeant Tony DeMarco was bored and angry. The fate of his family in the mountains outside Salerno weighed heavy on his mind. In mid-September 1943, the call came. The war in Italy wasn't going well, reinforcements were needed. The paratroopers of the 504 would jump into battle, but the increasing strength of the Germans needed to be stopped.Hours before their drop, hardnosed Sergeant DeMarco volunteered to join Italian partisans in an attempt to cut the main German supply line. Little did he realize his resistance fighter contact would be a brave twenty one year old, deadly with a German Luger pistol.