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The airborne in World War II : an illustrated history of America's paratroopers in action / Michael E. Haskew.

Haskew, Michael E., (author.).
Book Book (2017.)
Description: 224 pages : illustrations, photographs, maps ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Winthrop. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Winthrop Adult Nonfiction 940.5449 Has 2017 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781250124463 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1250124468 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Training -- Operation Torch -- Sicily and Italy -- D-Day and Normandy -- Operation Market Garden -- The Battle of the Bulge -- Operation Varsity and beyond -- Airborne operations in the Pacific.
Summary:
D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge-the US Airborne divisions were integral at all these major points in World War II. But they also played a significant role in North Africa, where they first saw action, and in Italy in 1943. Right on the tail of these planes, this expert history follows the airborne divisions from the redesignation and initial training of the 82nd in 1942 through to their final, momentous missions in the Pacific. Featuring the equipment, division structure, and uniforms, as well as first-hand accounts, this book is the true history popularized by such titles as Band of Brothers , A Bridge Too Far, and The Dirty Dozen . With one hundred and sixty photographs, maps, and illustrations, The Airborne in World War II is an accessible account of remarkable men and the battles that they fought.
Citation: Haskew, Michael E. "The airborne in World War II : an illustrated history of America's paratroopers in action." New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.

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