The Book: They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten



Genre: Military History World War II

Description: This is the story about the original members of the 82nd Airborne Division’s, 505th Combat Team, Third Battalion, Headquarters Company from inception in 1942 to the demobilization of high time combat forces at the end of the Second World War. The story follows the men through initial parachute training and how the Combat Team is formed. Being so successful in stateside training the President selects them to become the first division of Paratroopers to enter the war in North Africa. 

This is the story of how the 82nd Airborne Division’s, 505th Combat Team become the only Paratroopers to perform four combat operations behind enemy lines by parachute insertion in Sicily, Italy, France, and Holland. Then; the long ground pushes into Germany, the war ends. In a field, those present count heads to see who made it from the beginning to the end of the line and remember those who paid the ultimate price. Only a hand full of the 122 men from the beginning make it to the end of the Second World War. Those who made it from the beginning to the end of the line were changed forever.


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Nice Job on the book, the men would have been proud of you
                                                                                               – Peter Wrobel

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Book Dimensions:

Cover:                Hard Cover, Case Bound, Matt Finish, Full Color
Size:                    8 ½” X 11.0” Standard Size Pages, Spine Thickness 1.90”
Page Count:      620 pages
Pages:                White paper, 320 of text, 300 pages of pictures, Full Color, B & W
Word Count:     200,000+
Book Weight:    5.0 lb

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About the Author
Steve R. Zaley has written the most complete book of the Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Combat Team in World War II. As the book development is brought to a close what will he do with time, being that it has taken 20 years of his life to get this far?


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