More Than Courage: Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe: The Combat History of the (Google eBook)

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MBI Publishing Company, Oct 21, 2008 - History - 480 pages
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Drawing on many oral and unpublished written accounts from veterans of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Phil Nordyke brings the history of the regiment to life, conveying with remarkable immediacy and power what it was like to be there. This is history as it was lived by the men of the 504th, from their pre-war coming of age in the regiment, through the end of World War II, when they marched in the Victory Parade down Fifth Avenue in New York. The 504th earned three bronze stars for their parachute wings, one for each of their combat jumps.

 

 

  

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Amazing work. By far the best detailed history of the 504 PIR's service during WWII. Full of facts but reads like a novel. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Im Going To Be A Paratrooper
3
Another Hellhole
23
The Sky Was Full Of Tracers And Bursting Shells
47
Retreat Hell Send Me My 3rd Battalion
69
The Germans Were Always On The High Ground Looking Down Our Throats
101
Seems Like The BlackHearted Devils Are Everywhere
127
The Regiment Was Probably At The Peak Of Its Fighting Efficiency
159
Our MOS Was Still Kill Germans
269
Far Worse Than Any Nightmare
297
At Times A Person Did Not Care If He Lived Or Died
324
No Amount Of Hardship Or Loss Could Affect Its Morale
348
Big SixFoot Jerries In Waves Of Skirmish Lines As Far As The Eye Could See
381
No Braver More Loyal Or Better Fighting Men Ever Lived
407
Notes
411
Bibliography
443

Lets Get Across The Bridge
188
Somebody Has Come Up With A Real Nightmare
213
I Have Never Seen A More Gallant Action
237

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About the author (2008)

         PHIL NORDYKE is the author of Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II, All American All the Way: The Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II, and The All Americans in World War II, A Photographic History of the 82nd Airborne Division at War. He lives in McKinney, Texas, with his wife, Nancy.

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