By Mark Bando
A minute-by-minute and daily account of the elite one hundred and first Airborne’s bold parachute touchdown at the back of enemy traces at Normandy is observed through firsthand debts from Airborne veterans and 40 great, formerly unknown (let on my own released) colour photographs of the “Screaming Eagles” at Normandy and in nice Britain sooner than the invasion. Accompanying those striking D-Day colour Kodachromes—which have been unearthed within the attic of a military doctor’s daughter—are greater than hundred black-and-white photos from a hundred and first survivors and the author’s personal deepest assortment. this can be an unparalleled examine an elite scuffling with strength in the course of one of many final century’s most vital moments.
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101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy by Mark Bando