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za aug 13, 2005 6:35 pm
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Er is een nieuw boek van Phil Nordyke verschenen, gisteren ontving ik onderstaande mail van hem:

I am pleased to announce the publication and release of my latest book, An Irresistible Force - Lieutenant Colonel Ben Vandervoort and the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II. Here is the book description from the rear cover:

Lieutenant Colonel Ben Vandervoort, forever immortalized by John Wayne in the movie, The Longest Day, was one of the great combat commanders of World War II. He led one of the finest infantry battalions ever fielded by the United States Army—The 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Their incredible true story is now told for the first time in the words of Lieutenant Colonel Vandervoort and his troopers. Phil Nordyke has gathered an amazing amount of first person accounts through interviews, oral histories, diaries, letters, memoirs, awards files, and official accounts. He has skillfully woven their words together in an exciting and powerfully compelling narrative that puts the reader into the heart of combat with these elite warriors. Vandervoort and his paratroopers were at the forefront of some of the most crucial battles of World War II, making four combat jumps in just fourteen months—Sicily, Italy, Normandy, and Holland. He led the battalion through the entire Normandy campaign despite badly breaking his ankle upon landing by parachute shortly after midnight on the morning of June 6, 1944. Vandervoort was awarded the first of two Distinguished Service Cross medals for extraordinary heroism during the defense of Ste.-Mère-Église, the first town liberated in Normandy, France. He again led his battalion during the epic capture of the Waal River bridges at Nijmegen, Holland, made famous by the movie, A Bridge Too Far. For its actions during the close combat assault that captured the two bridges, the battalion was awarded a presidential unit citation, and Vandervoort was awarded a second Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism. During the Battle of the Bulge his battalion, although heavily outnumbered and fighting against armored vehicles, stopped powerful elements of the 1st SS Panzer Division, the spearhead of the Sixth SS Panzer Army, at Trois Ponts, Belgium. In 1990, the Army Command and General Staff College's Center for Army Leadership selected Lieutenant Colonel Vandervoort as the outstanding battle commander of the Second World War.

The book is currently only available through Amazon.com. It was just released last Friday afternoon. The link to the book product page is: http://www.amazon.com/Irresistible-Forc ... 71&sr=8-11

I do not currently have plans to establish a website to sell this and my other previously published books. Rather, I am focusing on completing and publishing a number of books that I have partially written during the last four years. I would appreciate your support through the purchase of the book, possibly writing a review, and spreading the word of the book to help make it a success. Thanks for your consideration.


Phil Nordyke

Hier een foto van de cover van het boek:

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