by George Koskimaki
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Many professional historians have recorded the actions of D-Day but here is an account of the airborne actions as described by the actual men themselves in eyewitness detail.

Participants range from division command personnel to regimental, battalion, company and battery commanders to chaplains, surgeons, enlisted medics, platoon sergeants, squad leaders and the rough, tough troopers who adapted quickly to fighting in mixed, unfamiliar groups after a badly scattered drop - and yet managed to gain the objectives set for them in the hedgerow country of Normandy.

This book is primary source material. It is a "must read" for anyone interested in the Normandy landings, the 101st Airborne Division and World War ll in general. Hearing the soldiers speak is an entirely different experience from reading about the action in a narrative history.

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ISBN-13: 9781932033021
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Series: World War II Ser.
Edition description: 1ST CASEMA
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

George Koskimaki is a noted historian of the 101st Airborne Division. His other books include D Day With The Screaming Eagles and Hell's Highway. He lives in Northville, MI.

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D-Day with the Screaming Eagles 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is this first of Mr. Kaskimaki's books i have read and i loved it. Very informative book and a great occupyier for a long plane ride. I am currently reading his third book the battered bastards of bastonge and it is also fantastic. Mr. Kaskimaki is a great author and i look forward to reading his book about operation market garden
Ashiya More than 1 year ago
A tale told many times but it is hard to find such a broad view of the big day from the experiences of Troopers at all levels. Glidermen, often overlooked, get their due. Even those of the 101st who came over the beach have a say in this history of the Longest Day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great! I can't stand the little $8 books as I am 46 and need reading glasses, so I have been waiting for a full size copy for years! There are three in this series. All Three is a must read!!! Barnes&Noble is great! I am in South Korea and via USPS Priority mail my books arrive with 10 days each time!
mjfoxfl More than 1 year ago
This book has a unique approach to D-Day. It trys hard to keep to a very chronologic portrait of the event from the view of the one division, the 101 Airborne "Screaming Eagles." It gives what appears to be a very accurate picture of the divisions actions on D-Day and pulls no punchs as to successes or errors. It examines as much as possible the actions of each battalion of the division and attached units and keeps an eye on the overall picture at all times. An exciting, sometimes amusing, some- times horrifying look at WWII combat.
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