WITH THE BLACK DEVILS:
A Soldiers World War II Account with the First Special Service Force and the 82nd Airborne |
by Mark J. Nelson.
Publisher: Schiffer Military History
Place Published: Atglen, PA
Publish Date: 2004
Edition: First Edition
Description: 176 pages,30 b/w photographs.With The Black Devils offers readers a rare first-hand account of life with an elite group of American and Canadian World War II soldiers known as the First Special Service Force or Black Devils. Based on the letters and diary entries of Sam Byrne, who served with the Force from the early days in Montana through the units inactivation in France, the book shares the thoughts and emotions of a front line soldier chronicling his activities as they take place. The book follows Sams experiences after the Forces breakup, as he served in both the 504th and 507th Parachute Infantry Regiments. The author surrounds Sams letters and diary entries with background information thereby placing Sams words into a meaningful context for the reader. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in World War II in general or the First Special Service Force specifically.
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