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All American, all the way : the combat history of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II

Author: Phil Nordyke
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Zenith Press, ©2005.
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Presents a comprehensive history of the eighty-second Airborne Division during World War Two, and chronicles their missions including Sicily, Normandy, and Holland, as well as their participation in the occupation of Berlin.
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Nordyke
ISBN: 0760322015 9780760322017
OCLC Number: 60757547
Description: xii, 868 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: "Fierce individualists" --
"Ready" --
"Destroy him wherever found" --
"We had a long way to go yet, and some of the men would accompany us no more" --
"Retreat hell! : send me my 3rd battalion!" --
"Wait until a triumphant entry is organized" --
"Devils in baggy pants" --
You are about to embark upon the great crusade" --
"Almighty God, our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor" --
"Wherever you land, make your way to Ste.-M?re-?glise, and together we will raise this flag" --
"This was one of the toughest days of my life" --
"I think it's time to get our war started" --
"I don't know of a better place than this to die" --
"Colonel, aren't you glad Waverly's on our side?" --
"Van, don't kill them all. Save a few for interrogation" --
"Follow me!" --
"My God, Matt, can't anything stop these men?" --
"Resourceful and courageous in the attack, resolute in the defense, they fought superbly" --
"Put us down in Holland or put us down in hell, but put is down all in one place or I will hound you to your graves!" --
"This mighty spectacle deeply impressed me" --
"Situation well in hand" --
"We've come a long way, tell the boys to do a good job" --
"The Nijmegen bridge must be taken today; at the latest, tomorrow" --
"A day unprecedented in the Division's combat history" --
"I have never seen a more gallant action" --
"The finest division in the world today" --
"I'm sure glad you bastards are here" --
"Let's get the sons of bitches!" --
"I'm the 82nd Airborne Division, and this is as far as the bastards are going" --
"Sort out the battlefield and tidy up the lines" --
"Well Colonel, the old guys got it today" --
"Sir, they're all dead" --
""Surrender, hell!" --
"The closest to hell one could get without entering the gates" --
" Refugees from the law of averages" --
"You wonder what happens to a magnificent division of brave men after the war."
Responsibility: Phil Nordyke.
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Presents a comprehensive history of the eighty-second Airborne Division during World War Two, and chronicles their missions including Sicily, Normandy, and Holland, as well as their participation in the occupation of Berlin.

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