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Battling buzzards

the odyssey of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team, 1943-1945

Published by D.I. Fine in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

The Few and the BraveConvinced 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....From the Paperback edition.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
940.54/21
Library of Congress
D769.347 .A87 1993

The Physical Object

Pagination
338 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages
338

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1745515M
Internet Archive
battlingbuzzards00asto
ISBN 10
1556113633
LC Control Number
92054984
OCLC/WorldCat
27265852
Library Thing
315749
Goodreads
2233819

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