RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY : A HISTORY OF THE 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION.

Rapport, Leonard. & Northwood Jr., Arthur.


£100.00




Airborne Division Association, Fort Campbell, KY, enlarged 2nded., 1965. Xxix + 830 pp., numerous photo-ills., & ills., + 107 maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. A little edge-wear to d.j., o/w FINE in V.G.+ dust-jacket. This history of the 101st Airborne Division was unique among military histories. Never before had such a detailed study been made of the organization, training and operations of a single division of the United States Army. Each action in which the Division took part has been minutely studied and checked against available operations reports and the memories of the men who were there. The operations of the 101st in Normandy, Holland and Bastogne have been set forth as a whole and then broken down into their smallest possible parts : the operations of platoons and squads and in some cases even individuals. Also included is over three quarters of Colonel S.L.A Marshall's superb history, Bastogne : The First Eight Days. In addition to the almost incredible detailed matter, the authors have included 107 maps illustrating specific operations and over one hundred photographs and drawings of "troopers" in training and in action. This is the substantial, enlarged second edition.


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