D-Day With The Screaming Eagles

George Koskimaki

"A TRULY AMAZING COMPENDIUM.” -Gerald J. Higgins, major general, U.S. Army (ret.), from the book's foreword 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.
Publication date:
November 2011
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Language:
English
Illustration :
b/w photos
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781612000725

Dimensions : 240 X 159 cm
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£19.99
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Overview
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• "A TRULY AMAZING COMPENDIUM.”-Gerald J. Higgins, major general, U.S. Army (ret.), from the book's foreword

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.

George Koskimaki was part of the 101st Airborne’s daring parachute landing into occupied France that day. Now, drawing on more than five hundred firsthand accounts, including the never-before-published experiences of the trailblazing pathfinders and glider men, Koskimaki re-creates those critical hours in all their ferocity and terror. Told by those who ultimately prevailed, ordinary Americans who faced an extraordinary challenge, D-Day with the Screaming Eagles is the real history of that climactic struggle beyond the beachhead.