The Sword of St. Michael: The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II.

The Sword of St. Michael: The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II.

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Why and how the 82nd was able to perform so well in combat is an essential theme of the work. Two factors stand out. One was an organizational culture that prized aggressiveness and initiative and instilled these attributes in the ranks through training and by example. A second was an ethos of up-front leadership that permeated the division's officer and noncommissioned officers corps.German fire blew the rear wheel off the lead jeep but the occupants, unharmed, piled in the remaining jeep and sped back to ... Meanwhile, he would stay with the vehicle and use the jeepa#39;s radio (which was still functioning) to render situationanbsp;...


Title:The Sword of St. Michael: The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II.
Author: Guy Anthony LoFaro
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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