Item description for COLONEL BOB PIPER : The Way We Were (WWII American Paratroopers Portrait Series #2) (Wwii American Paratroopers Portrait Series) by Michel De Trez...
Colonel Bob Piper served as a platoon leader in "G" Company, 505th PIR. He was Rgtl. Adjutant (S-1) and then Rgtl. Intelligence Officer (S-2) and made all four of the combat jumps effected by the 82nd Airborne Division during WWII. He was wounded only once, in Sicily. His story is retold here through many photographs, and some of his own memorabilia, including original uniforms, badges and emblems.
This is the second book in this new series depicting the lives of the men of the airborne forces in World War ll.
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A memorable and thoughtfully bilingual tribute Mar 10, 2003
The second volume in the D-Day Publishing "WW II Paratroopers Portrait" series, The Way We Were is a veritable showcase of historic photographs of World War II paratroopers, most of which were taken during or shortly after the war. Vivid black-and-white pictures visually capture the brave men of the Headquarters Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division who were willing to risk life and limb in service to their country. Enhanced with an extensive commentary by the photographer Colonel Bob Piper (a man who took many of the photos against orders during his wartime service), enhances this memorable and thoughtfully bilingual tribute with the text being in both English and French.