Ranger Force, The: Darby's Rangers in World War II

Ranger Force, The: Darby's Rangers in World War II

by Robert W. Black


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Ranger Force, The: Darby's Rangers in World War II by Robert W. Black

One of the most famous units of World War II and all of military historyFirst Americans to see active combat in the European theaterExpands on events described in Rick Atkinson's An Army at Dawn and The Day of BattleIn this gripping companion to his acclaimed The Battalion (978-0-8117-0184-6), which told the story of the 2nd Ranger Battalion in World War II, Robert W. Black turns his attention to the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Ranger Battalions, otherwise known as Darby's Rangers. These elite soldiers accompanied British commandos on the failed Dieppe Raid in August 1942, participated in Operation Torch in North Africa three months later, battled across Sicily the following summer, and ended the war in Italy, where they landed at Salerno in September 1943 and Anzio in January 1944 and were decimated at the Battle of Cisterna.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811705219
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 08/18/2009
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 863,996
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About 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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