9781846033223-1846033225-Tonight We Die As Men: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-Day (General Military)

Tonight We Die As Men: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-Day (General Military)

ISBN-13: 9781846033223
ISBN-10: 1846033225
Edition: 1st
Author: Gardner, Ian, Day, Roger
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Format: Hardcover 344 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781846033223
ISBN-10: 1846033225
Edition: 1st
Author: Gardner, Ian, Day, Roger
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Format: Hardcover 344 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gardner, Ian, Day, Roger wrote Tonight We Die As Men: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-Day (General Military) comprising 344 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1846033225 and 9781846033223. Since then Tonight We Die As Men: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-Day (General Military) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) have been long overshadowed by those of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, who were immortalized in Stephen Ambrose's book Band of Brothers. Yet the actions of the 3rd Battalion were every bit as incredible and this book finally gives them deserved attention. Formed in 1942, the 506th PIR were shortly after attached to the 101st Airborne Division. After training they were transported to Wiltshire in 1943 to prepare for the invasion of Europe. Whilst taking part in the D-Day landings, the battalion suffered many immediate casualties, including the battalion commander. This is the astounding story of how the surviving paratroopers fought on towards their objectives against horrendous odds, told in their own words, and those of the French civilians who witnessed the Normandy campaign. Through many hours of interviews, and in-depth research, the authors have pieced together the perspectives of the soldiers to create a unique, comprehensive account. Including a foreword by Ed Shames, veteran of the 3rd Battalion, and illustrated with black and white photographs and maps throughout, this book vividly details the experiences of the 3rd battalion from training through to D-Day and beyond.

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