All American, All the Way: A Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II - From Sicily to Normandy [NOOK Book]

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The 82nd Airborne Division parachuted into history on 9 July 1943 when they led Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Less than a year from their formation in August 1942, the All Americans (the name of the division in World War I when Sgt. Alvin York was one its soldiers) found themselves in the thick of the action, something that would become familiar to them for the rest of the war. Heavy combat followed on the Italian mainland. Then came the main event of the war: D-Day! ...
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All American, All the Way: A Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II - From Sicily to Normandy

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Overview

The 82nd Airborne Division parachuted into history on 9 July 1943 when they led Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Less than a year from their formation in August 1942, the All Americans (the name of the division in World War I when Sgt. Alvin York was one its soldiers) found themselves in the thick of the action, something that would become familiar to them for the rest of the war. Heavy combat followed on the Italian mainland. Then came the main event of the war: D-Day!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616732752
  • Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 591,884
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

PHIL NORDYKE was voted in as official historian of the 505th Regimental Combat Team (RCT) at the association’s at annual reunion, held in Colorado Springs in 2003. In addition to All American, All the Way he is the author of Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II, More Than Courage: Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe: The Combat History of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II,and The All Americans in World War II: A Photographic History of the 82nd Airborne Division at War. He lives in McKinney, Texas, with his wife Nancy.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Author's Notes xiii

Preface "In Their Own Words" xi

Chapter1 "Fierce Individualists" 1

Chapter2 "Ready" 23

Chapter3 "Destroy Him Wherever Found" 46

Chapter4 "We Had a Long Way to Go Yet, and Some of the Men Would Accompany Us No More" 73

Chapter 5 "Retreat Hell!-Send Me My 3rd Battalion!" 97

Chapter 6 "Wait Until a Triumphant Entry Is Organized" 130

Chapter 7 "Devils in Baggy Pants" 156

Chapter 8 "You Are About to Embark Upon the Great Crusade" 180

Chapter 9 "Almighty God, Our Sons, Pride of Our Nation, This Day Have Set Upon a Mighty Endeavor" 200

Chapter 10 "Wherever You Land, Make Your Way to Ste.-Mère-Église, and Together We Will Raise This Flag" 222

Chapter 11 "This Was One of the Toughest Days of My Life" 246

Chapter 12 "I Think It's Time to Get Our War Started" 266

Chapter 13 "I Don't Know of a Better Place Than This to Die" 286

Chapter 14 "Colonel, Aren't You Glad Waverly's on Our Side?" 303

Chapter 15 "Van, Don't Kill Them All. Save a Few for Interrogation." 324

Chapter 16 "Follow Me!" 343

Chapter 17 "My God, Matt, Can't Anything Stop These Men?" 369

Chapter 18 "Resourceful and Courageous in the Attack, Resolute in the Defense, They Fought Superbly." 390

Notes 409

Bibliography 439

Index 442

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Comprehensive History Well Done

    I have been fortunate to have been acquainted with two who served in the All American Division and heard them describe some of the heroic activities and also relate some of the humerous and interestng events associated particularly with the Normandy invasion.

    My son and I are going to Normandy this spring to tour the D-Day area particularly focusing on the 82nd activities. With the included maps this book has been a huge help in providing background for our trip.

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