Today's history deal of the day is Deliver Us From Darkness: The Untold Story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment During Market Garden by Ian Gardner. Ian Gardner did his time in the military as a medic with the 10th Battalion Parachute Regiment. After a trip to Normandy his interest in WWII Paratroopers peeked and he co-authored Tonight We Die as Men: The Untold Story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-Day.
I already have Tonight We Die as Men in my to-read pile, so I was naturally drawn to this second installment of the Third Battalion 506 forces. This book picks up with the troops taking some much needed rest after the Normandy D-Day fighting before setting out for Operation Market Garden.
Operation Market Garden was the largest airborne operation at the time, the goal was to secure the highway and bridges and advance on the German resistance quickly. Needless to say, the march forward wasn't an easy road to travel and instead the highway becomes known as "Hell's Highway" due to the heavy casualties.
[Notice: Original posting 2014-01-21 at Plethora of Books Blog: http://bookchallenges.weebly.com]
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