During the D-Day landings, the 505th Regimental Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division had the vital task of gaining control of the La Fiere Bridge and defending it against German resistance. 'No Better Place Today' provides an account of the fierce battle that subsequently ensued.... history of the regiment cannot be recounted without highlighting its commander , James Maurice Gavin, known as aSlim Jim. ... Later, he joined the Airborne Headquarters Staff and wrote the first manual for the employment of airborne forces.
|Title||:||No Better Place to Die|
|Author||:||Robert M. Murphy|
|Publisher||:||Casemate Publishers - 2011-04-19|