US Paratrooper 1941–45

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In Sicily, Normandy, and in the frozen hills of the Ardennes, America's airborne warriors proved themselves some of the toughest and most determined soldiers of World War 2. What made these soldiers so special? How were they recruited, how did they learn to jump and fight? What special tactics and equipment did they use? This title looks at what it was like to be one of the United States' airborne elite, through the experiences of the soldiers themselves. It is the story of the men who invariably led the way; the soldiers who flew to battle and walked home.
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About the author

Carl Smith has had a life long fascination with many aspects of the military history of the United States. A specialist writer of many years experience, Carl has worked for several popular military magazines. He has written volumes on the battles of Gettysburg, Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg and the Pearl Harbor attack in Osprey's Campaign series. Carl lives and works in Virginia.

Mike Chappell spent 22 years in infantry soldiering, retiring in 1974 as RSM of the 1st Bn.The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers). Since beginning to paint military subjects in 1968 Mike has gained world-wide popularity as a military illustrator, and has been a prolific artist and author for Osprey for well over 20 years. He currently lives and works in Kent.
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Bloomsbury Publishing
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Oct 20, 2012
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History / General
History / Military / General
History / Military / United States
History / United States / 20th Century
Technology & Engineering / Military Science
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