Rangers in World War II
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Rangers in World War II

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From the deadly shores of North Africa to the invasion of Sicily to the fierce jungle hell of the Pacific, the contribution of the World War II Ranger Battalions far outweighed their numbers. They were ordinary men on an extraordinary mission, experiencing the full measure of the fear, exhaustion, and heroism of combat in nearly every major invasion of the war. Whether spe...more
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Published November 17th 2010 by Presidio Press (first published 1992)
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John Nevola
Robert W. Black compiled an essential and important book in Rangers In World War II! He has documented all of the major battles as well as provided complete rosters of those who served, were wounded and killed in action. He also describes the Rangers Table of Organization and Equipment as well as every weapon a Ranger was trained to use.

Black eloquently traces the Ranger lineage back to pre-Revolutionary War days with the formation of Roger's Rangers. A truly uniquely American concept, the Range...more
Paul Childs
This book about the Rangers was very much at the tactical level. What Companies where were, when they were moved and at what time/date that the move happened. Numbers of killed Germans, amount of prisoners and the like play are very reoccurring role. Often an individual event that occurs to a group of soldiers is mentioned, but you may never hear anything about that soldier again.

Sometimes he would start to tell of an event and you would get interested in what would be an interesting tangent, bu...more
This book starts with some interesting stuff- the creation of the various Ranger batallions and the refining of what exactly they were and did. Once combat operations are covered, especially after the North African campaign, the book becomes highly repeitive. It is clear that the author relied heavily in places on nothing but the war diaries and logs of the various batallions, as whole chunks of chapters read "then the next night B company went out on patrol and killed two enemy and captured thr...more
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