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by Ian Gardner,Roger Day

  • ISBN: 184908436X
  • Category: History
  • Author: Ian Gardner,Roger Day
  • Subcategory: Military
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (September 21, 2010)
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • FB2 size: 1837 kb
  • EPUB size: 1761 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 692
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British authors Ian Gardner and Roger Day have set out to tell the story of the 3rd Battalion of the famed 101st Airborne Division's 506th Parachute .

British authors Ian Gardner and Roger Day have set out to tell the story of the 3rd Battalion of the famed 101st Airborne Division's 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. In addition to co-authoring Tonight We Die As Men with Ian Gardner, Roger has previously written Ramsbury at War (1999) and a history of the World War II ammunition depot that was located in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire.

The exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment . This book is about the lesser known men in the third battalion of the same.

The exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment have long been overshadowed by those of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion. Yet the actions of the 3rd Battalion during the D-Day landings were every bit as incredible. This book is about the lesser known men in the third battalion of the same regiment. As a battalion history it is very good and covers the period of their training through the Normandy invasion. It is written in a similar format featuring numerous first person narratives.

Tonight We Die As Men: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-Day (General Military). Another examination of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, focusing on the 3rd Battalion from its training in Georgia to its famous drop with the 101st Airborne landing in Normany in advance of the. Ian has always loved military history but it was several years after leaving 10 Para that his interest in WWII US Paratroopers really began. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is the astounding story of how, after suffering many immediate casualties on landing, the surviving paratroopers fought on towards their ob The exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment have long been overshadowed by those of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion.

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This book is by a pair of men who recorded the story of a little-known event in WWII history, so obscure that most WWII historians can't even tell you where it happened exactly.

The story of the 3rd Battalion, 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment is one of sacrifice, tragedy and bloody triumph. It follows the 3rd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, from their first day at Toccoa to the end of their mission in Normandy. The 3/506 took the greatest casualties of any battalion on D-Day, 93, and achieved their mission of holding the Germans at two strategically located bridges near Carentan.

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One of Osprey's most popular titles now available in a handsome paperback edition. The exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment have long been overshadowed by those of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion. Yet the actions of the 3rd Battalion during the D-Day landings were every bit as incredible. This is the astounding story of how, after suffering many immediate casualties on landing, the surviving paratroopers fought on towards their objective against horrendous odds. Using fascinating first-hand accounts of the soldiers and the French civilians who witnessed the Normandy campaign, and illustrated with black and white photographs and maps throughout, the authors offer a unique and comprehensive account of the experiences of the 3rd Battalion from training through to D-Day and beyond.
Reviews about Tonight We Die As Men: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Tocchoa to D-Day (General Military) (7):
Ohatollia
I commend the authors for their excellent compilation of numerous first person accounts of the actions of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. In addition, they corrected some historical inaccuracies that have survived since the War; i.e. the location of the bridges over the canal the 3rd Battalion was assigned to seize. And the maps were both thoroughly detailed and helpful, if not essential, to understanding the tactics and the action.

On the other side of the ledger, the chronology was a bit difficult to follow at times, probably owing to the great number of paratroopers involved. It was enjoyable and enlightening to read their personal recollections on different aspects of the action but the comments often broke the flow of the narrative and lost the essential tactical point of the action being described.

Reading this book was a little harder than most World War II books I have read but interesting nonetheless. I understand the importance of compiling the recollections of these men before they are lost forever and I enjoyed reading their words and understanding their thoughts. This book is worth reading for that reason alone.

John E. Nevola - Author of The Last Jump
U.S. Army Veteran
Military Writer's Society of America
Antuiserum
I have become interested in WWII or again interested since I read a lot of the books available when I was younger, prior to the currant "Greatest Generation" and "Band of Brothers" enthusiasm. I was especially interested ub finding out about the efforts of the Soviet side of the war since, in my youth there was a scarcity of information about that side of the war during the cold war,

This is the story that has been over shadowed by the Band of Brothers which is about the 3rd Battalion 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division in Operation Overlord --the Normandy Invasion. These are the guys who the Rangers met up with after they scaled the cliffs at Cape DuHoc to take out the big guns that were supposed to be there (but were not). The Band of Brothers talks of the northern end of the paratroops efforts to grab bridges and such to deny them to the Nazi forces and ensure the expansion of the beach head that was crucial to the whole effort.

This is exhaustive and full of first hand accounts and gives a good picture of the chaos of war the offers a good portrait of the value of the improvisation and initiative of the citizen soldier of all ranks.

The strength of this as a history is its weakness as an arm chair read, especially when it is on a Kindle (or a Nook, I suspect) because you share the confusion of the troops and the maps and diagrams which are itty bitty on the Kindle. There is no provision to magnify such built in to the technology--none of that touch screen gestures that expand the view . I resorted to a magnifying glass--- as I would with a real book but then the resolution get in the way.

Still, it is a good source for those who want to know what it was like and grasp some of the sense that the effort was really on a knifs edge of failure for a few hours.
GODMAX
Let's face it: Any non-fiction account of U.S. Army Airborne units during WWII will be compared to Stephen Ambrose's iconic "Band of Brothers". I confess to doing this while reading, "Tonight, We Die as Men." Aside from the depressing title, this book held its own very well. Although the tone is different from most other similar books, due to being authored by two Englishmen, the research is solid, the narrative is gripping, and the description of the 506th PIR's pre-D-Day life in England was thoroughly engaging.
Just like I did while reading "Band of Brothers", I strongly connected with the soldiers whose lives, and in many cases deaths, were recounted vividly but without trumped up drama. Small details, like one battalion commander writing 18 letters to his newborn daughter, to be opened on each birthday in the event he was killed, brought tears to my eyes. (The battalion commander landed in a tree, and was shot dead by the Germans before he could release his parachute harness.)

The maps, photos, and drawings greatly added to the story, and further buttressed the considerable research the authors compiled. I recommend this work for anyone wanting to add to their understanding airborne training and combat operations during WWII.
Yozshugore
There are plenty of D-Day books around, but it seems like there's always room for more. It was nice to get some perspective on another unit besides the "Band of Brothers" (not to take anything away from that outfit). This is a well researched work detailing the training and D-Day actions of the 3rd battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne. Excerpts from the author's many participant interviews are incorporated into the overall history to provide a good mix of "boots on the ground" perspectives. The maps and photographs are good, but require one of the e-readers with higher resolution for the best effect. The various platoons and squads tend to run together after a while, but I've found that to be true for most of the books I've read in this genre.
one life
An important book, covering an important unit, comprised of many heroes. Almost too many segments and stories of gallant men, to be intertwined into one story. I had a difficult time following who was writing, and the authors didn't pull it together as well as "Band of Brothers" although this unit fought as brilliantly and were devastated by war. Not a book to be missed.

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