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No victory in Valhalla : the untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgaden

Author: Ian Gardner, (Historian)
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey Publishing, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In late November 1944, after 71 days on the line in Holland, the 506th PIR was withdrawn having suffered heavy losses during Operation Market Garden, and each paratrooper was looking forward to three months rest, recuperation, and restructuring. However, this was not to be. On December 16, 1944, the Germans launched a huge offensive which came to be known as the Battle of the Bulge and the 101st Airborne Division  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Gardner, (Historian)
ISBN: 9781472801333 1472801334
OCLC Number: 894684231
Notes: Third book of trilogy.
Description: 352 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Ed Shames --
Preface / George Koskimaki --
Acknowledgments; Introduction / James "Pee Wee" Martin --
"Johnny, we hardly knew you" : Camp Châlons, Mourmelon-le-Grand, November 28-December 18, 1944 --
"Ghost front" : December 17-19, 1944 --
"Today is the only reality" : December 20, 1944 --
"Epitaph for a generation" : December 21-24, 1944 --
"The deep six" : The worst winter in 50 years --
"Steel whirlwind" : Post-Christmas breakthrough --
"Hell night" :Clearing the Fazone Woods, January 9, 1945 --
"Salute the new dawn" : The final attacks on Foy and Noville, January 13-17, 1945 --
"After the storm" : Alsace Lorraine and the Colmar Pocket, January 21-February 25, 1945 --
"Home alive in '45" : Return to Mourmelon, February 26-April 2, 1945 --
"Setting sons" : the Ruhr, western Germany, April 3-24, 1945 --
"Striking back" : The plight of the 3rd Battalion POWs, June 1944-May 1945 --
"Candle for the dead" : Southern Bavaria, April 28-May 3, 1945 --
"The roaring silence" : Berchtesgaden, Austria, and France --
May 4-November30, 1945 --
Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Ian Gardner ; foreword by Ed Shames.

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