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The sword of St. Michael : the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II

Author: Guy LoFaro
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a narrative of the 82nd Airborne Division, who spent more time in combat than any other American airborne unit during World War II, weaving together analysis of the division's exploits with the voices of soldiers who served there.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy LoFaro
ISBN: 9780306820236 0306820234 9780306820243 0306820242
OCLC Number: 659768768
Description: xiii, 746 pages, [25] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Our whole future is in the air --
A breed apart --
Men of a particularly high order --
A whole new dimension to soldiering --
A small phalanx in a vast, strange land --
A self-adjusting foul-up --
A very rugged delivery --
Taking off for the gates of hell --
A force upon which the Fifth Army could depend --
A terrible and handsome sight --
Alles kaputt! The Americans are killing everybody! --
You crossed that causeway --
Can't anything stop those men? --
A lasting and firm faith in the airborne --
We'll need two divisions to do that --
A Sunday drive in an airplane --
The Germans were everywhere --
The finest division in the world today --
Even the gods were weeping --
You are looking at the survivors --
To turn the tide --
Singing the blues about the right flank --
Making monkeys out of the Germans --
Another nasty job --
Present at the end --
Epilogue : soldiers recently engaged in war.
Other Titles: Sword of Saint Michael
Responsibility: Guy LoFaro.
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From decorated veteran, acclaimed West Point lecturer, and inspirational military speaker Guy LoFaro, the first complete history of America's legendary World War II airborne division.  Read more...

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Kirkus Reviews, September 2011 "A comprehensive history of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II, from an officer of that famed unit...A tour de force for military historians and WWII buffs, and Read more...

 
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