The Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation : Diary of at 1st & 6th Airborne Paratrooper (1940-1950)

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Bert Childs was with the 1st Airborne Division when they made their debut jump in North Africa. He was almost shot down on the way to Sicily and became one of the first recruits into the 6th Airborne Division in 1943. With them he dropped at Pegasus Bridge, battled the Bulge, jumped the Rhine and fought through northern Germany to meet the Russians on the Baltic Coast. Diary of a 1st & 6th Airborne Paratrooper is his first hand recollections of those adventures and reveals the minds and personalities of the men who carried out such dangerous war-time operations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 154.22g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514665689
  • 9781514665688

About Albert Victor Childs

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Albert Jack is a writer and historian. His first book Red Herrings and White Elephants explored the origins of well-known idioms and phrases and became an international best-seller in 2004. It was serialized in the Sunday Times and remained on their best-seller list for sixteen straight months. He followed this up with a series of other books including Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep, Pop Goes the Weasel and What Caesar did for my Salad. Fascinated by discovering the truth behind the world's great stories, Albert has become an expert at explaining the unexplained, enriching millions of dinner table conversations and ending bar room quarrels the world over. He is now a veteran of hundreds of live television shows and thousands of radio programs worldwide. Albert lives somewhere between Guildford in England and Cape Town in South Africa. OTHER BOOKS BY ALBERT JACK RED HERRINGS AND WHITE ELEPHANTS SHAGGY DOGS AND BLACK SHEEP PHANTOM HITCHHIKERS LOCH NESS MONSTERS AND OTHER MYSTERIES SOLVED POP GOES THE WEASEL THE OLD DOG AND DUCK WHAT CAESAR DID FOR MY SALAD BLACK SHEEP & LAME DUCKS IT'S A WONDERFUL WORD MONEY FOR OLD ROPE - PART 1 MONEY FOR OLD ROPE - PART 2 THE JAM: SOUNDS FROM THE STREET SHED DEBT & START LIVING LIFE THE QUEEN OF HEARTS WANT TO BE A WRITER? LAST MAN IN LONDON THEY LAUGHED AT GALILEOshow more