La perc e de Normandie
Constituée le 15 juillet 1940, cette unité est la première division blindée constituée de l'armée américaine. Mark Bando nous présente ici son parcours depuis l'Angleterre, à travers la Bataille de Normandie, jusqu'à la Seine : débarquement à Omaha (du 7 au 9 juin), combats dans le secteur de Carentan (avec la légende des « Bouchers de Roosevelt »), puis au nord de Coutances, avec l'opération Cobra, Canisy, la mort de Tychsen aux Hauts Vents, la poche de Roncey, Notre-Dame-de-Cenilly, Saint-Martin-de-Cenilly, Saint-Denis-le-Gast, la Lande des morts. Comme toujours, avec Mark Bando, de nombreux témoignages nous permettent une vision plus dure et plus vraie de la réalité des combats. L'iconographie comporte de rares photos couleurs d'époques.
Breakout at Normandy
Author Mark Bando has interviewed more than 250 members of The 2nd Armored Division, a.k.a. Hell on Wheels-the group that broke through only to find themselves trapped in one of the most terrifying, confusing, and carnage-filled battles of World War II.
Vanguard of the Crusade
Mark Bando has dedicated this work to this famous American airborne division engaged in the Normandy and Ardennes battles. He relays in dramatic detail the histories recounted by hundreds of veterans, making this work a necessary addition to the enthusiast's library. Mark Bando is the well-known author of three previous books about the 101st Airborne Division in WWII and of Breakout at Normandy: The 2d Armored Division in the Land of the Dead. Expanding on his previous works, Vanguard of the Crusade is comprehensive, addressing the entire WWII record of the 101st. The author was born and raised on the west side of Detroit, MI, attended Cass Technical High School and later Wayne State University, as a history major. HE served 25 years as a uniformed Detroit Police patrol officer, working in five different precincts and spending six years in the citywide Tactical Section, during which he heard many shots fired in anger. Bando began interviewing WWII veterans of the 101st in 1968 and has continued to the present, with a running total of over 1,025 interviews. This lifelong pursuit grew out of a recognition of the superior battlefield performance of the WWII 101st and their resulting legendary historical status. His quest has been not only the record their exceptional experiences for posterity, but also ti study the combat paratroopers to discover the reasons for their great successes in battle. Uniquely, Bando has focused almost exclusively on the 101st for four decades, providing his books an abundance of rich, untold stories and a depth of detail which other researchers simply cannot match.
Fighting Fox Company
Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division has become one of the most famous small units in U.S. history, thanks to Stephen AmbroseÕs superb book Band of Brothers, followed by portrayals in film. However, to date little has been heard of Fox Company of that same regimentÑthe men who fought alongside Easy Company through every step of the war in Europe, and who had their own stories to tell. Notably this book, over a decade in the making, came about for different reasons than the fame of the ÒBand of Brothers.Ó Bill Brown, a WWII vet himself, had decided to research the fate of a childhood friend who had served in Fox Company. Along the way he met Terry Poyser, who was on a similar mission to research the combat death of a Fox Company man from his hometown. Together, the two authors proceeded to locate and interview every surviving Fox Company vet they could find. The result was a wealth of fascinating firsthand accounts of WWII combat as well as new perspectives on Dick Winters and others of the ÒBand,Ó who had since become famous. Told primarily through the words of participants, Fighting Fox Company takes the reader through some of the most horrific close-in fighting of the war, beginning with the chaotic nocturnal paratrooper drop on D-Day. After fighting through Normandy the drop into Holland saw prolonged ferocious combat, and even more casualties; and then during the Battle of the Bulge, Fox Company took its place in line at Bastogne during one of the most heroic against-all-odds stands in U.S. history. As always in combat, each manÕs experience is different, and the nature of the German enemy is seen here in its equally various aspects. From ruthless SS fighters to meek Volkssturm to simply expert modern fighters, the Screaming Eagles encountered the full gamut of the Wehrmacht. The work is also accompanied by rare photos and useful appendices, including rosters and lists of casualties, to give the full look at Fox Company which has long been overdue.
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Kriegsberichter Franz Roth
It is the first book ever devoted to the photographs of outstanding war reporter SS P. K. Roth. Although he died in March 1943, Roth left more than 120 rolls of film that give historians and history lovers a precious account of the war. This album contains pictures Franz (Seranhicus) Roth (1911-1943) took of the "Leibstandarte", especially in the Balkans at the beginning of 1941, during the "Barbarossa" operation, the Russian campaign in 1941-1942, and in France in 1942, before the transfer to the front near Kharkov. The book is a photo album with bilingual captions. The album contains more than 600 photographs from contact sheets kept by the U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES in WASHINGTON D.C. Some of Roth's reports have been reproduced almost in full, which gives them a cinematic sense of continuity.
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This thesis focusses on the arrowheads found in graves of Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age date (2500-1700 BC) in the Armorican massif, the southern British Isles and Denmark. These artefacts are examined from the angle of typology, raw materials, technology, experimentation and use-wear. The aim of these different approaches is to characterize the modes of production and the functions of stone arrowheads during a period which successively sees the introduction of copper then bronze metallurgy. Several interpretations are proposed, from warriors renewing their quivers to craftsmen manufacturing prestige goods for the elite. In Brittany, the arrows are set in their cultural and social context, marked by an individualization of funerary practices and then by the emergence of chiefs at the head of strongly hierarchical communities with geographically coherent territories. Power seems founded on reorganization of land-use and exploitation of agricultural resources, rather than on control of incipient metallurgy. Lastly, arrows are placed in the broader perspective of major trends affecting Atlantic Europe. The origin of the squared-off barbed and tanged arrowheads of the Bell Beaker culture seems anchored in the Final Neolithic of west-central France, while in the Early Bronze Age the arrowheads with oblique barbs seem to indicate an attachment to the Atlantic cultural complex. Cette these porte sur les pointes de fleches decouvertes dans les tombes de la fin du Neolithique et de l'age du Bronze ancien (2500-1700 av. n. e.) dans le Massif armoricain, dans le sud des iles Britanniques et au Danemark. Ces armatures sont envisagees sous l'angle de la typologie, des matieres premieres, de la technologie, de l'experimentation et de la traceologie. L'objectif de ces differentes approches est de caracteriser les modes de production et les fonctions des fleches en pierre durant une periode, qui voit successivement l'introduction de la metallurgie du cuivre puis du bronze. Plusieurs interpretations sont proposees du guerrier renouvelant son carquois aux artisans fabriquant des biens de prestige destines a l'elite. En Bretagne, les fleches sont replacees dans leur contexte culturel et social, marque par une individualisation des pratiques funeraires puis l'emergence de chefs a la tete de communautes fortement hierarchisees et de territoires geographiquement coherents. Leur pouvoir parait moins fonde sur le controle d'une metallurgie naissante qu'une reorganisation dans l'occupation du sol et l'exploitation des ressources agricoles. Enfin, les fleches sont mises en perspective avec les grands mouvements qui traversent l'Europe atlantique. L'origine des armatures a pedoncule et ailerons equarris de la culture campaniforme parait ancree dans le Neolithique final du Centre-Ouest de la France, tandis qu'a l'age du Bronze ancien les fleches aux ailerons obliques semblent signer l'appartenance au complexe culturel atlantique.
The story of the Special Forces in World War II has never fully been told before. Information about them began to be declassified only in the 1980s. Known as the Jedburghs, these Special Forces were selected from members of the British, American, and Free French armies to be dropped in teams of three deep behind German lines. There, in preparation for D-Day, they carried out what we now know as unconventional warfare: supporting the French Resistance in guerrilla attacks, supply-route disruption, and the harassment and obstruction of German reinforcements. Always, they operated against extraordinary odds. They had to be prepared to survive pitched battles with German troops and Gestapo manhunts for weeks and months while awaiting the arrival of Allied ground forces. They were, in short, heroes. The Jedburghs finally tells their story and offers a new perspective on D-Day itself. Will Irwin has selected seven of the Jedburgh teams and told their stories as gripping personal narratives. He has gathered archival documents, diaries and correspondence, and interviewed Jed veterans and family members in order to present this portrait of their crucial role — a role recognized by Churchill and Eisenhower — in the struggle to liberate Europe in 1944-45. This is narrative history at its most compelling; a vivid drama of the battle for France from deep behind enemy lines.