Chapter 1

PART I INVASION Soon they will come. First, we will hear the sound of their boots approaching at dawn. Then they’ll appear through the mist. In their death-bringing uniforms they will march toward our homes, Their guns and tanks pointing forward. They will be confronted …

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Cast of Characters

American FictionalJack Wakefield, captain, 82nd Airborne, U.S. ArmyBaldwin Hicks, staff sergeant, 82nd Airborne, U.S. Army HistoricalDwight D. Eisenhower, supreme commander, Allied Expeditionary ForceJames (Jumpin Jim) Gavin, general, 82nd Airborne, U. S. ArmyWilliam Lee, major general, 101st Airborne, U.S. ArmyJim Ewens, captain, U. S. Army Air …

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Copyright

THE HEROES OF SAINTE-MЀRE- ÉGLISE A Novel J. D. Keene Copyright © J.D. Keene, 2019 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, printed or electronically without permission of the author. This is a work of historical fiction. It contains the use …

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Overview

On May 10, 1940, SS Sturmbannführer Gunther Dettmer stands on the border of Germany and France. He waits with the German war machine for the order from Adolf Hitler to start the western Blitzkrieg—the “lightning war.” Six hundred kilometers away, WWI veteran René Legrand plows …

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