All American, All the Way: A Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II: From Market Garden to Berlin

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MBI Publishing Company, Nov 10, 2010 - History - 432 pages
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On Sunday, September 17, 1944, the 82nd Airborne Division jumped into history with the First Allied Airborne Army in a daring daylight parachute and glider-borne assault to capture key bridges at the start of Operation Market Garden. Following weeks of heavy combat in Holland, the All Americans (the name of the division in World War I when Sgt. Alvin York was one of its soldiers) were withdrawn from the frontlines for a well-deserved rest, which was almost immediately interrupted by the Battle of the Bulge, where they once again found themselves in the thick of the action, a position that remained familiar to them for the rest of the war. Following VE Day, the 82nd became part of the Allied forces occupying Berlin.

  

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

A long but worthy read of the history of the All American Division-the 82nd Airborne Division that fought in Europe during World War II. The US Army Airborne was a volunteer outfit and went through ... Read full review

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Lengthy written and oral history of the 82nd Airborne in World War II. Extremely well done by a guy that cares. Phil Nordyke is a sincere person. I have met Him and the Heroes in this book. It was a real honor. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Put Us Down in Holland or Put Us Down in Hell but Put Us Down All in One Place or I Will Hound You to Your Graves
2
Chapter 2 This Mighty Spectacle Deeply Impressed Me
21
Chapter 3 Situation Well in Hand
39
Chapter 4 Weve Come a Long Way Tell the Boys to Do a Good Job
60
Chapter 5 The Nijmegen Bridge Must Be Taken Today At the Latest Tomorrow
82
Chapter 6 A Day Unprecedented in the Divisions Combat History
101
Chapter 7 I Have Never Seen a More Gallant Action
119
Chapter 8 The Finest Division in the World Today
137
Chapter 12 Sort Out the Battlefield and Tidy Up the Lines
227
Chapter 13 Well Colonel the Old Guys Got It Today
250
Chapter 14 Sir Theyre All Dead
273
Chapter 15 Surrender Hell
292
Chapter 16 The Closest to Hell One Could Get Without Entering the Gates
310
Chapter 17 Refugees from the Law of Averages
330
Chapter 18 You Wonder What Happens to a Magnificent Division of Brave Men after the War
351
Notes
371

Chapter 9 Im Sure Glad You Bastards Are Here
156
Chapter 10 Lets Get the Sons of Bitches
180
Chapter 11 Im the 82nd Airborne and This Is as Far as the Bastards Are Going
203

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About the author (2010)

Phil Nordyke is the official historian of the 505th Regimental Combat Team (RCT). He is the author of several books on the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II, including Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II. He lives in McKinney, Texas, with his wife Nancy.

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