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A great unit history,
This review is from: Tonight We Die As Men: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Tocchoa to D-Day: The Untold Story of Third Battalion ... from Toccoa to D-Day (General Military) (Hardcover)
As the editorials say, this is a brilliantly written WWII history. The story of Colonel Sink's 3rd battalion 506th from creation to the end of the Normandy campaign is masterfully told by Gardner and Day in this hard-to-put-down book. By combining official wartime archives and data, new "on the ground" research and extensive veterans' accounts this fascinating history is accurately, respectfully and entertainingly told. It's also worth stating that the book is also laid out very nicely and comes with many more photos than you would normally expect from a book of this type.
I expect a lot of books will be released in this D-Day 65th anniversary year, but I doubt any will surpass this one in terms of quality.