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Tonight we die as men, the untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-Day, Ian Gardner & Roger Day ; foreword by Ed Shames - hbk

"This is the gripping story of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) from its activation to its combat during D-Day and the Normandy campaign ... through many hours of interviews, and in-depth research, the authors have pieced together the perspectives of the soldiers to create a unique, comprehensive account"--Jacket
Table Of Contents
"Hit it -- 13 weeks of pain: : creation of the 506th PIR -- "Time, gentlemen, please" : the 506th at Ramsbury, UK -- "Here's to your dog tags" : preparations for D-Day -- "Jump into the fight" : Operation Overlord begins -- "God, let me live 'til morning" : D-Night, part 1 -- "For Christ's sake, let's go" : D-Night, part 2 -- "A real feeling of victory" : D-Day, June 6, 1944 -- "No word from 3rd Battalion, 506th PIR" : D-Day +1 -- "A pitiful sight" : D-Day +2 -- "Don't shoot, we're Americans" : regrouping and consolidation -- "Still an American paratrooper" : POWs and counterattacks -- "I ain't dead yet" : the Battle of Bloody Gully, June 13, 1944 -- "Things are pretty calm right now" : operations on the main line of resistance -- "Go on, Yank, have a drink" : return to Ramsbury
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
344 pages, [64] pages of plates, illustrations, maps, 25 cm

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