101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles in World War II

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MBI Publishing Company, May 8, 2011 - History - 156 pages
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DIVA minute-by-minute and day-by-day account of the elite 101st Airborne’s daring parachute landing behind enemy lines at Normandy is accompanied by firsthand accounts from Airborne veterans and forty incredible, previously unknown (let alone published) color photos of the “Screaming Eagles” at Normandy and in Great Britain prior to the invasion. Accompanying these remarkable D-Day color Kodachromes—which were unearthed in the attic of an Army doctor’s daughter—are more than two hundred black-and-white photographs from 101st survivors and the author’s own private collection. This is an unprecedented look at an elite fighting force during one of the last century’s most crucial moments./div

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
8
Chapter 1 TRAINING AND MANEUVERS
11
Chapter 2 ENGLAND BEFORE DDAY
31
THE INVASION
49
THE PUSH INLAND
83
Chapter 5 ENGLAND SUMMER 1944
105
LIBERATION OF THE CORRIDOR
113
THE ISLAND
143
Chapter 8 BASTOGNE
159
Chapter 9 ALSACELORRAINE
211
Chapter 10 BERCHTESGADEN AND THE END OF THE WAR
219
SCREAMING EAGLES WORLD WAR II ARTIFACTS
237
Bibliography
255
Index
256
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DIVAuthor and historian Mark Bando specializes in the history of the 101st Airborne and the 2nd Armored Division. He has published four previous books with Zenith Press, including The 101st Airborne at Normandy, The 101st Airborne: From Holland to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, 101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles in World War II, and Breakout at Normandy: The 2nd Armored Division in the Land of the Dead. He is retired from the police department in Detroit, Michigan, where he resides./div Visit him on the internet at www.101airborneww2.com

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