Passing Through

The 82nd Airborne Division in Ireland, 1943-44

John P McCann, John P. McCann

Date Published :
May 2005
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Illustration :
photos throughout
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781904242413
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 10.25 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock


On 9 Dec. 1943 the men of the United States 82nd Airborne Division set foot on Northern Irish soil. By the end of the day 12,000 had disembarked from ships. By March the next year, they had all moved on again. John McCann looks at this short stay in NI and their service in other countries via the reminiscences of men who served.

About The Author

John McCann is a native of Northern Ireland. This, his first book, is the culmination of four years research and writing which has involved him visiting Normandy, North Carolina and Washington DC. He has built up a close relationship with many of the 82nd’s veterans and now plays an active part in the conservation of the Division’s history.

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