The Battalion: The Dramatic Story of the 2nd Ranger Battalion in World War II

The Battalion: The Dramatic Story of the 2nd Ranger Battalion in World War II

by Robert W. Black
     
 

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  • Goes into exceptional detail on the D-Day assault of the gun positions at Pointe du Hoc, including how it almost ended in total failure and lists the names of the Rangers who fought in the 2nd Battalion
  • Unlike most books on the U.S. Army Rangers, this one also covers the many battles fought by the Rangers after D-Day
  • Based on original documents and
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  • Goes into exceptional detail on the D-Day assault of the gun positions at Pointe du Hoc, including how it almost ended in total failure and lists the names of the Rangers who fought in the 2nd Battalion
  • Unlike most books on the U.S. Army Rangers, this one also covers the many battles fought by the Rangers after D-Day
  • Based on original documents and interviews with the surviving veterans by the author

    With a centuries' old warrior heritage, American Rangers endured the most difficult training that man could devise to overcome the most difficult challenges of the enemy and nature. For more than fourteen months, the volunteers that made up the 2nd Ranger Battalion had been finely honed for combat. Now, on June 6, 1944--D-Day--their battle would begin. The payoff was at hand. As the ramps of the landing craft went down, rockets on the sides of the ship fired ropes and grapnels skyward toward the cliff top. Some ropes fell short, men stepped into water that was over their heads and, loaded with equipment weighing over a hundred pounds, sank like stones. Sound and fury combined with fear and determination. Some men thought of the words they had heard each time they were tempted to complain: "You volunteered."

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780811745925
    Publisher:
    Stackpole Books
    Publication date:
    11/16/2006
    Sold by:
    Barnes & Noble
    Format:
    NOOK Book
    Pages:
    384
    File size:
    11 MB
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    Meet the Author

    Col. Robert W. Black, a highly decorated Ranger veteran of Korea and Vietnam, is a member of the Ranger Hall of Fame. He lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Port Charlotte, Florida.

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