In Their Own Words - WWII: The European Theater (Topics Entertainment-History (CD))

Authors: Topics Entertainment
Publisher: Topics Entertainment
Keywords: topics, entertainment, history, theater, european, words, wwii,
Published: 2002-03-01
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1591500222     ISBN-13: 9781591500223
Binding: Audio CD (Unabridged)
List Price: 34.95 USD
  • Rating: 100%
16 Testimonials on 8 audio CD's

Over 8 hours of detailed, personal accounts

Relive the climactic events of WWII and D-Day with actual, first-hand accounts from the heroic men who bravely fought to preserve our ideal of freedom. Filled with emotion, patriotism and candor, each gripping story featured within "In Their Own Words" reveals the triumphs and struggles of those who survived the most unthinkable, life-altering conditions. This 8 compact disc suite, containing over 8 hours of riveting, personal accounts exposes the inside story of the U.S. airborne assault, the invasion of Normandy, the infamous Battle of the Bulge, and numerous other decisive events of the war. Told with unprecedented detail by the veterans of this momentous conflict, each story of hardship, endurance, and comradeship will reawaken your pride and appreciation for those who valiantly served our great nation.

Includes the following:

CD 1: Airborne Assault

Tom McCarthy and Francis Lamoureux of the 504th & 508th Parachute Infantry Regiments went into action before the landing troops and paratroopers, establishing drop zones and occupying opposition forces. (62:26)

CD 2: Hit the Beach

Jerry Markham and John Talton from Naval Combat Demolition Units 46 & 44 were responsible for blowing obstacles and clearing a path through Omaha Beach and Hitler's Atlantic Wall. (66:29)

CD 3: US Rangers

Leonard Lomell and Sidney Salomon from the 2nd Ranger Battalion wereamong those who comprised America's first Special Forces group, which invaded France in June, 1944. (59:40)

CD 4: Glider Attack

William Horn and Leo Cordier, pilots who flew unarmed and un-powered planes, were transferred behind enemy lines before the invasion troops arrived in Europe (59:15)

CD 5: Armored Warfare

Belton Cooper (author of Death Traps) and Bertrand Close of the 3rd Armored Division were among those who joined the fight in Europe after D-Day, equipped with M-4 Sherman Tanks. (66:27)

CD 6: The Air War

Clarence "Bud" Anderson and Francis "Gabby" Gabreski of the 357th and 56th Fighter Groups, 8th Air Force, were among the first pilots to fly the P-51 Mustangs and P-47 Thunderbolts, while escorting bombers over Germany. (73:19)

CD 7: Battle of the Bulge

Douglas Dillard and Richard Durkee of the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion and Robert Piller of the 99th Infantry Division were "Winter Warriors of WWII", the breave men who challenged German troops and the winter elements during the infamous Battle of the Bulge (65:56)

CD 8: Assault on Germany

Robert Weiss of the 230th Field Artillery Battalion (author of Enemey, North, South, East, West) was a U.S. Army Forward Observer responsible for moving ahead of the troops to find targets for artillery. (56:45)

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