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The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy, 6th June-11th July 1944. In the early hours of D-Day, 2,004 paratroopers of the 507th PIR jumped into Normandy as a part of the famous 82nd Airborne Division. After a widely scattered drop, the regiment then struggled in the marshes and hedgerows of the Cotentin Peninsula in battles at places with names like Chef-du-Pont, Cauquigny, La Fiere and Graignes. During the regiment's time in Normandy, the hardships were many and the casualties were high. Out of the 2,004 men that jumped on 6th June, only 700 returned to England thirty-five days later. "Down to Earth" tells the story of those thirty-five days. Drawing on extensive oral history interviews with veterans of the regiment, the book focuses on the experiences of those who fought for the 507th during its baptism of fire. It also features over 350 black and white and 100 colour photographs, as well as detailed maps.
  • AUTHOR: Morgan, M
  • FORMAT: 303pp 350 Bw 100 col 285x220 Hb
  • Code: 16354

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