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The Battalion: The Dramatic Story of the 2nd Ranger Battalion in World War II (SIGNED)

Black, Col. Robert W.

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ISBN 10: 0811701840 / ISBN 13: 9780811701846
Published by Stackpole Books, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Black, Col. Robert W., Stackpole Books, 2006, c2006, 1st Edition, 1st printing, boards (hard cover), illus. endpapers, fine with very near fine dj, 231 pp with appendices, notes, glossary, bibliography & index, B&W photographic illus., tall 8vo, inscribed & SIGNED by the author, ISBN: 9780811701846, 'Black is the dean of Ranger history; goes into exceptional detail on the D-Day assault of the gun positions at Pointe du Hoc, including how it almost ended in total failure and lists the names of the Rangers who fought in the 2nd Battalion. Also covers the many battles fought by the Rangers after D-Day', 'Rangers lead the way!', U.S. Army Rangers; U.S. Military History; Scarce collectible signed copy. Bookseller Inventory # 86900

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Title: The Battalion: The Dramatic Story of the 2nd...

Publisher: Stackpole Books

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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  • Goes into exceptional detail on the D-Day assault of the gun positions at Pointe du Hoc, including how it almost ended in total failure and lists the names of the Rangers who fought in the 2nd Battalion
  • Unlike most books on the U.S. Army Rangers, this one also covers the many battles fought by the Rangers after D-Day
  • Based on original documents and interviews with the surviving veterans by the author

    With a centuries' old warrior heritage, American Rangers endured the most difficult training that man could devise to overcome the most difficult challenges of the enemy and nature. For more than fourteen months, the volunteers that made up the 2nd Ranger Battalion had been finely honed for combat. Now, on June 6, 1944--D-Day--their battle would begin. The payoff was at hand. As the ramps of the landing craft went down, rockets on the sides of the ship fired ropes and grapnels skyward toward the cliff top. Some ropes fell short, men stepped into water that was over their heads and, loaded with equipment weighing over a hundred pounds, sank like stones. Sound and fury combined with fear and determination. Some men thought of the words they had heard each time they were tempted to complain: "You volunteered."

  • About the Author:

    Col. Robert W. Black, a highly decorated Ranger veteran of Korea and Vietnam, is a member of the Ranger Hall of Fame. He lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Port Charlotte, Florida.

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