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101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy    by Mark Bando order for
101st Airborne
by Mark Bando
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Zenith Press, 2011 (2000)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

In the preface to this book, Mark Bando explains that this is both a sequel and a look at places and events that were not covered in his first book on the 101st entitled The 101st Airborne at Normandy which was published in 1994.

'Not only did space preclude inclusion of some information in the first volume, but much new material has also surfaced in the ensuing years,' he writes. 'Those reading this edition will discover that none of the photos, and very little of the information of my first book, has been repeated herein.'

Other books, such as the classic The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, have chronicled the D-Day landings of World War II. But perhaps no one has devoted so much time, energy and research into the total history of the 101st as Mark Bando.

Although the text is quite readable and very informative, obviously it is the photographs that set this book apart. You'll find 40 color and 281 black and white pictures along with 21 maps and diagrams.

As the author explains, the great boon of this book is the number of photos he uncovered that have really not been viewed by the general public before. That, in itself, is a good reason to purchase this book!

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