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BATTLING BUZZARDS" - THE ODYSSEY OF THE 517th PARACHUTE REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM 1943-1945

Astor, Gerald

ISBN 10: 1556113633 / ISBN 13: 9781556113635
Editore: Donald I. Fine, Inc., New York, 1993
Condizione: Near Fine Rilegato
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Hardcover, in blue and red boards. 338 pages with index. Photo section. Edges foxed, else a fine copy in very lightly worn dustjacket. Codice inventario libreria 004904

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Titolo: BATTLING BUZZARDS" - THE ODYSSEY OF THE ...

Casa editrice: Donald I. Fine, Inc., New York

Data di pubblicazione: 1993

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:Near Fine

Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good

Edizione: First Edition.

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Survivors of the 517th Regimental Parachute--a troop of about 2,500 men--recall the four major battles they fought in Italy, Southern France, the Ardennes, and Germany. By the author of The Last Nazi.

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The Few and the Brave
Convinced by 1943 that the assault upon Nazi-held Europe would yield swiftly to elite troops, the U.S. Army created parachute regimental combat teams. Drawing on daring volunteers willing to hurl themselves from airplanes and hit the ground fighting, the 517th PRCT became one of the most highly trained airborne units in the world.
Blooded in northern Italy in 1944, the Battling Buzzards dropped at night in southern France for the second D-day to spearhead a savage advance through the Champagne region and then into the Alps.
Gerald Astor, acclaimed author of A Blood-Dimmed Tide, draws on the words of the men of the 517th to create this gripping, action-packed account of a unit that existed for only two years but fought heroically to defeat the vaunted German forces.
From its campaign in Italy to its assault in the French Alps, the Battling Buzzards helped push the Germans out of southern Europe one fierce, close-quarter battle at a time. Then, after six months of nonstop action, the exhausted, battle-hardened 517th was called into the ultimate battle -- at a place called The Bulge....

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