Fb2 Vanguard of the Crusade: The 101st Airborne Division in World War II ePub
by Mark Bando
|Publisher:||The Aberjona Press; First Edition edition (June 1, 2003)|
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Mark Bando has dedicated this work to this famous American airborne division engaged in the Normandy and Ardennes .
Mark Bando has dedicated this work to this famous American airborne division engaged in the Normandy and Ardennes battles. He relays in dramatic detail the histories recounted by hundreds of veterans. This book covers the 101st from its formation to the end of WW2.
Vanguard of the Crusade book. Significance More than any of the other combatant forces in the Second World War, the US Army standardized its divisions' organization, training, and doctrine. This allowed unparalleled flexibility of employment and a consistency of battlefield performance rivaled by the tactical forces of no other army.
The 101st Airborne Division ("Screaming Eagles") is a specialized modular light infantry division of the US Army trained for air assault operations. The Screaming Eagles has been referred to as "the tip of the spear" by former . Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and the most potent and tactically mobile. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and the most potent and tactically mobile of the . Army's divisions by former Chief of Staff of the Army GEN Edward C. Meyer (ret).
Full title: Vanguard of the Crusade: The 101st Airborne Division in World War II. This is an excellent work, telling the . This is an excellent work, telling the story of the "Screaming Eagles" from their origins at Fort Bragg, through the end of the war. The story is told in small segments, that make for quick reading. It is hard to put down. Following the short chapter on the origins of the division is a chapter that discusses their time in England preparing for the invasion of Normandy
Vanguard of the Crusade. The 101st Airborne Division in World War II. Mark Bando.
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THE 101ST AIRBORNE DURING WORLD WAR TWO Vanguard of the Crusade. THE 101ST AIRBORNE DURING WORLD WAR TWO Vanguard of the Crusade Mark Brando’s book is devoted to this famous American airborne division engaged mainly in the Normandy landings and during the Battle of the Bulge. Customers who bought this product also bought: NORMANDIE 44 H-S 8. He relays in dramatic detail the histories recounted by hundreds of veterans, making this work a necessary addition to the enthusiasts library. Vanguard of the Crusade. Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors.
Author and historian Mark Bando specializes in the history of the 101st Airborne and the 2nd Armored Division
Author and historian Mark Bando specializes in the history of the 101st Airborne and the 2nd Armored Division. He has published four previous books with MBI Publishing Company/Zenith Press, including 101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy, The 101st Airborne at Normandy, The 101st Airborne: From Holland to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, and Breakout at Normandy: The 2nd Armored Division in the Land of the Dead. He is retired from the police department in Detroit, Michigan, where he resides. Библиографические данные. 101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles in World War II. Автор. He relays in dramatic detail the histories recounted by hundreds of veterans, making this work a necessary addition to the enthusiast's library. Mark Bando is the well-known author of three previous books about the 101st Airborne Division in WWII and of Breakout at Normandy: The 2d Armored Division in the Land of the Dead.
With Vanguard of the Crusade, author Mark Bando has accomplished just these things. Through decades of painstakingly collecting and verifying first-hand accounts of some of the fiercest fighting in the European Theater, he has illuminated the personal experiences of the members of this truly and justly famous American airborne division. From their baptism of fire in the advance echelon of Operation Overlord, to capturing the first objectives of Operation Market-Garden, and defiantly holding the key crossroads at Bastogne during the German Ardennes Offensive, the exploits of the "Screaming Eagles" are expertly recounted in this heavily-illustrated single volume.
Expanding significantly on the author's previous work, Vanguard of the Crusade includes dozens of previously unpublished, rare photos as well as significantly enhanced versions of photos which have appeared in some of his works before. Historians, buffs, reenactors, and collectors alike will be fascinated by the extensive new sections about airborne equipment and parachutists' uniforms, as well as the all-new special feature segments about the major German formations defeated by the 101st in its campaigns in France, Holland, and Belgium. Ten brand new, highly-detailed maps based directly on primary source documents also support the text, which, like Bando's previous works, draws heavily on vividly-recounted, authentic anecdotes gleaned from the airborne veterans themselves.
Significance More than any of the other combatant forces in the Second World War, the US Army standardized its divisions' organization, training, and doctrine. This allowed unparalleled flexibility of employment and a consistency of battlefield performance rivaled by the tactical forces of no other army. Airborne divisions, on the other hand, were the closest thing the US Army had to specially trained and organized "assault" units, designed specifically for striking behind enemy lines and holding key terrain while isolated and cut off.
The 101st Airborne Division thus required and attracted a special kind of soldier, of whom unusual-and deadly-demands were made routinely, in training as well as combat. By chronicling the Division's combat experience through the eyes and in the words of its soldiers themselves, Vanguard of the Crusade provides priceless insights into what made this division so distinctive and the traditions it built so worthy. Perhaps one of their own, Private First Class Tex McMorries, put it best, "The best and toughest of the paratroopers were cold, fearless killers, who went to great extremes to kill the enemy." Vanguard of the Crusade is their story.
Told without a shred of sentimentality, but with an implicit and profound respect for the paratroopers and glidermen who wore the Screaming Eagle patch, the book captures the spirit and the deeds of the Division which, from Normandy to Holland to the Ardennes, was the vanguard-and a bulwark-of the Crusade in Europe.