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Battling Buzzards: The Odyssey of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team 1943-1945

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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....

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440236931
Author:
Astor, Gerald
Publisher:
Dell
Author:
Gerald Astor
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
History : Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-Rack
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP PHOTOS
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.91x4.20x1.23 in. .49 lbs.

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