The First Men In

The First Men In In The Hours Before The D Day Landing, Their Brilliant Success Behind Enemy Lines Changed The Course Of History.In The Tradition Of Steven Ambrose S D Day And Band Of Brothers, The First Men In Tells The Remarkable Story Of The American Paratroopers Who Took On One Of The Most Important And Dangerous Missions Of World War II On The Eve Of D Day, The 82nd Airborne Division Parachuted Into Key Positions Along The Normandy Coast, Spearheading The Assault On Fortress Europe Using Extensive Firsthand Interviews With The Men Of The 82nd, Ed Ruggero Vividly Brings Them To Life This First Rate Story Teller Denver Post Weaves Their Improbable Achievement Into An Unforgettable Narrative.Only One Unit Of The 82nd The 3,000 Men Of The 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment Had Previously Been Tested In Battle These Heroes Of The Brutal 1943 Invasion Of Sicily Whose Story Was Brilliantly Told In Ruggero S Combat Jump Were Given One Of The Toughest Assignments, That Of Securing The Critical Crossroads Town Of Ste M Re Eglise, The Gateway To Utah Beach, Through Which Half Of The U.S Invasion Force Had To Pass Within Hours Of Landing In Normandy, The 505th Had Accomplished Its Mission And Seized Ste M Re Eglise, The First Town In Europe To Be Liberated But As The Sun Rose On June 6, 1944, And As The Assault Waves Struggled Ashore On Fire Swept Beaches, The Airborne Commanders Realized That Most Of The Nearly 14,000 Paratroopers Dropped On The Extreme Right Flank Of The Allied Invasion Area Had Missed Their Targets.The Scattered Troopers Fought In Small Groups, Cut Off From One Another By The Dense Norman Hedgerows And Cleverly Dug In German Defenders Putting Themselves Between The Vulnerable Landing Beaches And Repeated Enemy Assaults, The Lightly Armed Paratroopers Fought For No Name Crossroads And Isolated Fields On The First Few Miles Of The Long Road To Berlin Their Training, Courage, And Leadership Paid Off With Their Blood, They Purchased The Critical Hours The Allies Needed To Get Ashore Often Outnumbered And Frequently Outgunned, The Men Of The 82nd Accomplished Every Mission, Held Every Piece Of Ground They Gained, And Thus Helped Secure The Success Of The Greatest Amphibious Invasion In History. A very enjoyable and complete book Here is a military history of the D Day landing purely from the perspective of the Airborne elements For once, this is a book with a lot of maps and diagrams of the action, so there are lessons to be learned Ed Ruggero follows the action on all fronts and with many oral histories to deepen the texture of the narrative I think any
Reading this book, I have new found respect for the members of the greatest generation. Ed Ruggero has written an absolutely fantastic history of some of the most significant airborne operations surrounding the Normandy invasion To nit pick the selection of the book title or a minute detail of 82nd Medal of Honor history from World War I doesn t do justice to the otherwise meticulous research and master story telling of this inspiring author This well written prose is fast paced and as rea
Ed Ruggero has written an absolutely fantastic history of some of the most significant airborne operations surrounding the Normandy invasion To nit pick the selection of the book title or a minute detail of 82nd Medal of Honor history from World War I doesn t do justice to the otherwise meticulous research and master story telling of this inspiring author This well written prose is fast paced and as readable as any historical fiction Ruggero is superb in his description of small unit airborne Ed Ruggero has written an absolutely fantastic history of some of the most
An excellent book if you are interested in a specific area of battle during the first few days in the Normandy landings Most amatuer readers of the airborne operations during D Day know that the drop was muddled What has not been enhanced in historical writing was what the airborne troops specifically did after the confusion and how numerous Parachute infantry Regiments combined to block possible german reinforcements Think of the town St Mere Eglise and pick up this book Quick moving and i An excellent book if you are interested in a specific area of battle during the first few days in the Normandy landings Most amatuer readers of the airborne oper
This was a really good read I love stories of the ground level action and this book delivers Did a decent job of build up before the men actually jumped but really has a long stretch of detail around the actual fighting.Ruggero does a noce job decribing the battles, the challenges, and the strategy Mixes in a good number of individual stories If you want the details behind the daring men who parachuted in beforehe
A good history about the first men into France, the night before D Day Mostly about the 82 airborne their missions A very good book to find out information about the 82, don t hear to much about them My father fought with the 82 during WWII, so I
After reading the author s book on the first landings in 1943 I was impressed I have to say this book did not disappoint A lot of the accounts covered in this book I had not heard before It s nice after all the great coverage of the 101st to read a book that s centered on the 82nd Airborne. I think this was an awesome book The First Men In is a great book for people who want to learn about the battles of the first couple days of the battle for Normady and D day I would recomend this book for anyone who is intrested in wwII I give it 5 stars and will readof Ed Ruggero.

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • The First Men In
  • Ed Ruggero
  • English
  • 24 September 2018
  • 0060731281