NIGHT DROP by S. L. A. Marshall


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The famous night drop of thousands of American parachute troops on D Day in Normandy -- troops led by later famed commanders-is here documented in a book astonishing in its detailed, staccato effect. Not all the details of those early hours and days of fighting with the sky born regiments can be crammed into one book, yet it would seem that they are. The effect -- cold, sometimes human, sometimes brutal -- gives one the impression he is watching the whole battle go on, step by step. The increasing interest in the events of World War II on the part of the younger generation calls for the availability of books like this.

Pub Date: March 8th, 1962
Publisher: Little, Brown-A.M.P.