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Night Drop: The American Airborne Invasion on Normandy [Mass Market Paperback]

S. L. A. Marshall


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5.0 out of 5 stars You want detail? YOU GOT DETAIL! 30 Sep 2001
By Chad R. Reihm - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Think you know alot about the awesome 82nd and 101st during D-day?..well if you havn't read SLAM's book then think again...This book flattened me with the amount of minute detail it covered about individuals while maintaining the overall picture of what the divisions were up to. You will find out about individuals who took certain bridges and crossroads that are never mentioned in bigger histories. Want to know what the men were thinking during the battles? Well SLAM asked them during the war and records it hear for all to hear. You will absolutely love this book. It is sad, exciting, heart wrenching and will make you proud to be from the same country as these awesome men! The only problem is finding the book...do a rare book search on the internet and should be able to find an old copy (found mine for 4 bucks). Good luck and enjoy!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent AIRBORNE 5 Jan 2000
By Paul Ciorra - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is an excellent book on the Airborne drop into Normandy on D-Day. A must read for any historian of airborne. The book is detrailed down to individual and squad actions while at the same time giving you the overall picture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great detail of unit actions of both 82nd and 101st 6 Mar 2012
By Marc Mest - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is probably the most recommended book by the historians I know in the 82nd Airborne Association. Marshall's unique position allowed him to write an authoritative account of the Paratroopers operations in Normandy.

This reads like it was taken from his offical military records, so there is detail. The first part of the book is the 82nd, and the second part is the 101st.

his drawings and maps are very specific to the local actions of specific units. And they are not great, since they are basically hand sketches. ( again probably taken from his orginal reports, though this is just a guess on my part ). So you will get the detail, but you really need to have a basic understanding of the entire operation to really appreciate and follow his accounts. (this is not a con, just an fyi ).

The other major point with this book is that it is not taken from veteran accounts decades after the war. So this is 100% fact from his work during the war.

All The Way!
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