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Combat jump : the young men who led the assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943

Author: Ed Ruggero
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Follows the paratrooper invasion of Sicily in 1943 that set the groundwork for the Fortress Europe attack, citing the challenges that were presented to Dwight Eisenhower's troops and the consequences had they failed.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Ruggero
ISBN: 0060088753 9780060088750
OCLC Number: 51978036
Description: viii, 388 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 In Theory 7 --
2 From Every Corner of the Land 30 --
3 The Oh-Five 46 --
4 The All-Americans 71 --
5 Two Steps Back 93 --
6 The Hour Upon Them 109 --
7 Dove Palermo? Dove Siracusa? 127 --
8 Small Battles 145 --
9 Wrong Place, Right Fight 174 --
10 The Road to Gela 188 --
11 Landings 211 --
12 Mission First 243 --
13 Seventy-Two Hours 258 --
14 A New Mission 280 --
15 Desperate Hours 305 --
16 "It was a Good Fight" 330.
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Follows the paratrooper invasion of Sicily in 1943 that set the groundwork for the Fortress Europe attack, citing the challenges that were presented to Dwight Eisenhower's troops and the consequences had they failed.

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