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  • Deadly Sky: The American Combat Airman in World War II | John C. McManus

    Deadly Sky: The American Combat Airman in World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By John C. McManus
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This insightful chronicle takes listeners inside the experiences of America's fighter pilots and bomber crews, an incredible assortment of men who, in nearly four years of warfare all over the globe, suffered over 120,000 casualties, with over 40,000 killed. Their stories span the Earth, into every corner of the combat theaters in both Europe and the Pacific. And the aircraft explored are as varied, tough, and legendary as the men who flew them.

  • The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach | John C. McManus

    The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John C. McManus
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
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    A white-knuckle account of the First Infantry Division’s harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach - acclaimed historian John C. McManus has written a gripping history that will stand as the last word on this titanic battle. Nicknamed the Big Red One, First Division had fought from North Africa to Sicily, earning a reputation as stalwart warriors on the front lines and rabble-rousers in the rear. Yet on D-Day, these jaded combat veterans melded with fresh-faced replacements to accomplish one of the most challenging and deadly missions ever.

    Pamela Dale Foster says: "Detailed Account of D-Day"
  • September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far | John C. McManus

    September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John C. McManus
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
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    In September Hope, acclaimed historian John C. McManus explores World War II’s most ambitious invasion, an immense, daring offensive to defeat Nazi Germany before the end of 1944. Operation Market-Garden is one of the war’s most famous, but least understood, battles, and McManus tells the story of the American contribution to this crucial phase of the war in Europe.

    Alan says: "Go yanks go !"
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