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Combat Jump The Young Men Who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943

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ISBN-10: 0060088761

ISBN-13: 9780060088767

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ed Ruggero

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Combat Jump is the exciting story of valiant citizen soldiers who risked their lives during the dramatic paratrooper invasion of Sicily in July 1943 that set the stage for the ground troop invasion of Fortress Europe. The hair-raising, frontline account of the first American airborne invasion of World War II and of the young paratroopers who risked their lives for freedom. By 1943, the war in Europe had reached a turning point. General Dwight Eisenhower was given orders to invade Sicily and head north. To achieve this, Ike had a new weapon: U.S. paratroopers. Their mission was to seize the approaches to the invasion beaches and to hold off German attacks. Combat Jump tells the…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Prologue
In Theory
From Every Corner of the Land
The Oh-Five
The All-Americans
Two Steps Back
The Hour Upon Them
Dove Palermo? Dove Siracusa?
Small Battles
Wrong Place, Right Fight
The Road to Gela
Landings
Mission First
Seventy-Two Hours
A New Mission
Desperate Hours
"It was a Good Fight"
Epilogue
Author's Note
Casualty List
Endnotes
Works Cited
Acknowledgments
Index