The Paratrooper Generals : Matthew Ridgway, Maxwell Taylor, and the American Airborne from D-Day Through Normandy

The Paratrooper Generals : Matthew Ridgway, Maxwell Taylor, and the American Airborne from D-Day Through Normandy

Description

Generals during World War II usually stayed to the rear, but not Matthew Ridgway and Maxwell Taylor. During D-Day and the Normandy campaign, these commanders of the 82nd "All-American" and the 101st "Screaming Eagle" Airborne Divisions refused to remain behind the lines and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with their paratroopers in the thick of combat. Jumping into Normandy during the early hours of D-Day, Ridgway and Taylor fought on the ground for six weeks of combat that cost the airborne divisions more than 40 percent casualties. The Paratrooper Generals is the first book to explore in depth the significant role these two division commanders played on D-Day, describing the extraordinary courage and leadership they demonstrated throughout the most important American campaign of World War II.


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Details

Author(s)
Mitchell Yockelson
Format
Hardback | 288 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229mm
Publication date
15 May 2020
Publisher
Stackpole Books
Publication City/Country
Mechanicsburg, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
30
ISBN10
0811738558
ISBN13
9780811738552