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Tonight We Die As Men PB : The Untold Story of Third Batallion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-D
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.
Another examination of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, focusing on the 3rd Battalion from its training in Georgia to its famous drop with the 101st Airborne landing in Normany in advance of the invasion force. Under enormous strain, isolated, and scattered across half the battlefield, the battalion performed with great valor. While the authors concentrate on the individual soldiers' experiences, which hang together nicely as a unit history, it's hard to get a sense of the overall Overlord story.-EB (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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April 20, 2009
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