Item description for 82nd Airborne by Dominique Francois...
The 82nd Airborne Division has seen some of the American Army's most elite soldiers pass through its ranks. The history of the glorious division has been forged by thousands of anonymous paratroopers, always prepared to jump in extreme situations and to accomplish their objective on the ground, whatever the conditions.
From the trenches of the Somme ( World War I) to the Iraqi desert (2nd Gulf War), from the Normandy bocage to the snow-covered forests of the Belgian Ardennes or the Vietnam jungle, the paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division have accomplished their missions, never failing to do their duty. They have been the spearhead of the American army for almost 90 years.
This memorial album includes almost one thousand photographs, virtually all published for the first time, from private collections and the Division's archives
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Enthusiastically recommended addition Nov 5, 2006
Profusely illustrated throughout with b/w and color photography, "82nd Airborne Division 1917-2005" is a 400-page history of one of the most prestigious and battle experienced military units in the American Army. This is the history of thousands of American soldiers trained and ready to parachute into extreme battlefield situations and to achieve their military objectives on the ground no matter the conditions. "82nd Airborne Division 1917-2005" ranges from the trenches of the World War I battlefield of the Somme to the desert engagements of our war with Iraqi, and from the snow-covered forests of the Belgian Ardness to the jungles of Vietnam. Here revealed are almost 90 years of specialized military history drawn from private archives and division military files. "82nd Airborne Division 1917-2005 " is a seminal and enthusiastically recommended addition to personal, academic, and community library "Military History" reference collections and supplemental reading lists.