101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles in World War II

Front Cover
Voyageur Press, Sep 15, 2007 - History - 256 pages
1 Review

In 1942, the 82nd Infantry Division at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, was split in two. One of the new divisions began intense preparations and training for a surprise landing on the Nazi-occupied European continent. The location was Normandy, France; the date was June 6, 1944; and the division was the 101st Airborne: the legendary "band of brothers."

This is the story of that divisions heroic performance on D-Day, and right up to the Allied victory in Europe. Filled with historic images, many never before published, it is also a tribute to the fallen men of the 101st--the artists and athletes, scientists and mathematicians, architects and builders whose sacrifice secured the future but left the human race much diminished. Theirs is an accomplishment well-known but rarely so dramatically depicted: Here is the 101st landing on Utah Beach, coming in by parachute, or glider, or from the sea. Stirring words and pictures capture the landing, linking the Utah and Omaha beachheads; the divisions breaking of the German drive to the coast; and their brilliant stand at Bastogne; a refusal to yield so famously summed up in the commanders reply to a German call for surrender: "Nuts."

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review  - Overstock.com

The author has studied the WWII 101st Airborne for many years. Book is full of unique photosinterviews and first hand accounts of combat. Read full review

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
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Author and historian Mark Bando specializes in the history of the 101st Airborne and the 2nd Armored Division. He has published four previous books with MBI Publishing Company/Zenith Press, including 101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy, The 101st Airborne at Normandy, The 101st Airborne: From Holland to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, 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.

Bibliographic information