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Darby's Rangers: We Led the Way

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Recounts the heroic World War II exploits of Colonel William Darby with the Army Rangers, experts at amphibious landings, hand-to-hand combat, and night fighting.
Paperback, 242 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Presidio Press (first published January 1st 1980)
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John Nevola
William O. Darby was plucked from the infantry to form, train and lead an experimental unit along the lines of the British Commandos. Eschewing the copycat title American Commandos, he sought a name more uniquely American and decided upon Rangers, a name descendant from Roger's Rangers from the French and Indian War. Major (at the time) Darby formed the 1st Ranger Battalion and so began the legend of the famed U.S. Army Rangers in World War II.

Darby didn't survive the War but his exploits as com
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