The 101st Airborne Infantry Division was possibly the most celebrated infantry unit of World War II, and within that division was a regiment that became affectionately known as “The Deuce”. The 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, “The Deuce”, left Fort Bragg and boarded the SS Strathnaver September 4, 1943 headed for England. In June of 1944, they boarded C47s and were carried to their drop zones behind Utah Beach in France beginning their exhaustive-struggle across Europe to take back the lands previously conquered by Nazi Germany.
The Deuce takes a fictitious infantry squad of the 502nd from its training in Fort Benning, Georgia through D-Day on Normandy, and on across the continent to reach Hitler’s Berghof by VE-Day. It reveals the agony of combat and the tragedies of love in a war-torn nation. The squad follows the same battles and heroic efforts of the actual regiment of that time advancing through Carentan, Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, and cleaning out the Ruhr Pocket. This reveals the war that was won by the bravery and sacrifices of the people of the “Greatest Generation”.
ISBN/ASIN: ISBN-10: 1635540658 ISBN-13: 978-1635540659 ASIN: B077CYQ1JM
Book Format(s): Soft cover, Kindle, ePub/iBook
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Review Genre: Fiction—Historical Fiction
Number of Pages: 220