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Whatever it took : an American paratrooper's extraordinary memoir of escape, survival, and heroism in the last days of World War II / Henry Langrehr and Jim DeFelice.

Langrehr, Henry, (author.). DeFelice, Jim, 1956- (author.).

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Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville ZIONS80162 (Text) ZIONS80162 New Large Print . 2nd Floor On order -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063040588
  • ISBN: 0063040581
  • Physical Description: xii, 348 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : map, black and white portraits ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-348).
Formatted Contents Note:
Ve Day, 1945 -- Middle America -- Training up -- June 1944 -- Drop zone -- Hedgerows -- Prisoner -- The mines -- The war outside the fence -- Opportunity -- What had to be done -- Home -- Survival's rewards -- Going back.
Summary, etc.:
"As the Allied Invasion of Normandy launched in the pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944, Henry Langrehr was among the thousands of Allies who parachuted into occupied France amid heavy anti-aircraft fire. Many of his fellow paratroopers died, but Henry miraculously survived, and with the remaining members of his unit valiantly battled enemy tanks to a standstill. On June 29, however, he was captured by the Nazis. Transported to a work camp, he made a desperate escape, setting off across southern Germany in search of his Allied brethren, knowing that he would need to do whatever it took to survive."--Page 4 of cover.
Subject: Langrehr, Henry.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > France > Normandy > Biography.
United States. Army. Airborne Division, 82nd > Biography.
United States. Army > Parachute troops > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, American.
Genre: Biographies.
Personal narratives.
Large type books.

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