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The sky men : a parachute rifle company's story of the Battle of the Bulge and the jump across the Rhine

Author: Kirk B Ross
Publisher: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., ©2000.
Series: Schiffer military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the F Company of the 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th US Airborne Division. Describes the selection and training of this elite force and their actions against the German Army in Belgium during the hardest European winter in 40 years. This account honestly describes the paratroopers' ruthlessness in combat and demonstrates how sometimes deadly mistakes in judgment by higher commanders were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirk B Ross
ISBN: 0764311727 9780764311727
OCLC Number: 46316515
Description: 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: What I Call Southern Charm --
Out of the Frying Pan --
McGoldrick and his Forty Thieves --
And Into The Fire --
Perfect Targets --
Swatting at Tigers --
Nobody Goes Back --
Reorganizing for Varsity --
Like Bolts from Heaven --
Spearheading East.
Series Title: Schiffer military history.
Responsibility: Kirk B. Ross.

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Tells the story of the F Company of the 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th US Airborne Division. Describes the selection and training of this elite force and their actions against the German Army in Belgium during the hardest European winter in 40 years. This account honestly describes the paratroopers' ruthlessness in combat and demonstrates how sometimes deadly mistakes in judgment by higher commanders were transcribed on the battlefield, resulting in high casualties. Material draws on first-person accounts of some 100 men of F Company and other associated organizations. Includes b&w historical photos. Author information is not given. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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