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The Airborne in World War II

Michael E. Haskew

D-Day, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge – the US Airborne divisions were integral at these major points in World War II. But they also played a significant role in North Africa in 1942 – where they first... Read moreRead less

D-Day, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge – the US Airborne divisions were integral at these major points in World War II. But they also played a significant role in North Africa in 1942 – where they first saw action – and in Italy in 1943. And while they are rightly remembered for their service in Europe and the Mediterranean, they were also deployed to the Pacific in the final months of the war.

The Airborne in World War II is an expert history of the airborne divisions from the redesignation and initial training of the 82nd in 1942 through to the final moments in the Pacific, including major engagements in North Africa, at the Normandy Landings, and the push through France, the Low Countries and Germany in the final year of the war.

Featuring the equipment, division structure and uniforms, as well as first-hand accounts, this is the true history popularized by the books, TV series and films Band of Brothers, A Bridge Too Far and, even, The Dirty Dozen.

With 180 colour and black-&-white photographs, maps and artworks, The Airborne in World War II is a masterful and accessible account of some of the most remarkable men and the battles that they fought between 1942 and 1945.

Format: 244 x 186mm
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 60,000
Illustrations: 180 b/w and colour photographs, diagrams and maps

Michael E. Haskew

Michael E. Haskew is the editor of WWII History Magazine and The World War II Desk Reference with the Eisenhower Center for American Studies. He is the author of The Sniper At War, The Encyclopedia of Elite Forces in World War II, Order of Battle: Western Allied Forces of WWII, and The Italian Campaign in World War II.

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