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The Big Drop
John Golley
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The Big Drop

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Jun 29, 2014 Nadir rated it really liked it
Shelves: military, ww2
Well written story of the 9th battalion of the 6th Airborne Division's attack starting the night before D-Day.

Their initial objective was a heavily defended artillery battery near Merville France which could shell Juno and Gold beaches if not eliminated. A terrible drop (and heavy casualties among jumpers landing in swamps) left the battalion at less than company strength, but they carried out their assigned task anyway.

They had two subsequent objectives which they took, lost, and re-took with
Mar 15, 2010 Wes added it
Definitely the best war story book i ever read. The author tells his story in great detail. Its one book that is hard to put down. Future generations should read this.
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