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American Paratrooper Helmets

Author : Michel De Trez
ISBN : 2352501415
Genre : History
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This photographic catalogue of the helmets worn by WWII American parachutists during D-Day and beyond is based on the multiple exhibits at the D-Day Paratroopers Historical Centre (Centre Historique des Parachutistes du Jour-J) at Carentan, Normandy. It details and explains the different helmet markings in a series of large format colour photographs of the exhibits, accompanied by previously unpublished photographs from veterans' private collections showing paratroopers in action and at rest during the liberation of Europe in 1944 and 1945.
Category: History

Us Paratrooper 1941 45

Author : Carl Smith
ISBN : 9781782005230
Genre : History
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In Sicily, Normandy, and in the frozen hills of the Ardennes, America's airborne warriors proved themselves some of the toughest and most determined soldiers of World War 2. What made these soldiers so special? How were they recruited, how did they learn to jump and fight? What special tactics and equipment did they use? This title looks at what it was like to be one of the United States' airborne elite, through the experiences of the soldiers themselves. It is the story of the men who invariably led the way; the soldiers who flew to battle and walked home.
Category: History

101st Airborne

Author : Mark Bando
ISBN : 9780760339800
Genre : History
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Original publication and copyright date: 2001.
Category: History

What S It Worth

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ISBN : 0937111120
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Category: Antiques & Collectibles


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105008359122
Genre : New England
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Blossoming Silk Against The Rising Sun

Author : Gene Eric Salecker
ISBN : 9780811706575
Genre : History
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Complete account of airborne operations in the Pacific theater Firsthand descriptions from American and Japanese paratroopers Detailed maps illustrate battles From the attack on Pearl Harbor through Japan's surrender, the Americans and Japanese conducted a total of twelve combat parachute drops in the Pacific theater of World War II. Filling a glaring gap in the historical record of the war, Gene Eric Salecker recounts all twelve drops, highlighting the courage of paratroopers on both sides.
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007043859
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The Americans At Normandy

Author : John C. McManus
ISBN : 9781466845800
Genre : History
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In The Americans at D-Day, the first volume of this series, John C. McManus showed us the American experience in Operation Overlord. Now, in this succeeding volume, he does the same for the Battle of Normandy as a whole. Never before has the American involvement in Normandy been examined so thoroughly or exclusively as in The Americans at Normandy. For D-Day was only one part of the battle, and victory came from weeks of sustained effort and sacrifices made by Allied soldiers. Presented here is the American experience during that summer of 1944, from the aftermath of D-Day to the slaughter of the Falaise Gap, from the courageous, famed figures of Bradley, Patton, and Lightnin' Joe Collins to the lesser-known privates who toiled in torturous conditions for their country. What was this battle really like for these men? What drove them to fight against all sense and despite all obstacles? How and why did they triumph? Reminiscent of Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day, The Americans at Normandy takes readers into the minds of the best American strategists, into the hearts of the infantry, into hell on earth. Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, The Americans at Normandy honors those Americans who lost their lives in foreign fields and those who survived. Here is their story, finally told with the depth, pathos, and historical perspective it deserves. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Into The Valley

Author : Charles Hutchinson Young
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018366927
Genre : History
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Category: History