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By Patrick K. O'Donnell

An epic global conflict II tale of valor, sacrifice, and the Rangers who led the right way to victory in Europe.

It is expounded that the appropriate guy within the correct position on the correct time could make the adaptation among victory and defeat. this can be the dramatic tale of sixty-eight squaddies of the U.S. Army’s 2d Ranger Battalion, D Company—Dog Company—who made that distinction, time and again.

From D-Day, while German weapons atop Pointe du Hoc threatened the Allied landings and the boys of puppy corporation scaled the ninety-foot cliffs to damage them; to the thickly forested slopes of Hill four hundred, in Germany’s Hürtgen wooded area, the place the Rangers introduced a determined bayonet cost throughout an open box, captured the an important hill, and held it opposed to all odds. In every one conflict, the lads of puppy corporation made the difference.

Dog Company is their unforgettable story—thoroughly researched and vividly instructed by means of acclaimed wrestle historian Patrick okay. O’Donnell—a tale of remarkable bravery, braveness, and resolution. the USA had many heroes in international conflict II, yet few can say that, yet for them, the process the battle could have been very diverse. the precise males, within the correct position, on the correct time—Dog Company.

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After several seconds of silence, Hitler asked: “Why must there be war? ” The führer concluded his six-hour presentation with a ringing admonition: “Have no pity. Have a brutal attitude! 5 million troops and hundreds of panzers that had already been secretly deployed along the frontier. m. After Hitler dismissed his commanders, they departed with set and seemingly anxious faces. None had asked a single question or spoken a single word that might be construed as questioning the führer’s judgment.

Stephenson’s cover story was that he had to go to Sweden to look after his commercial interests there. The secondary cover for the benefit of German intelligence was that he had come to sabotage Oxelosund’s loading ramps and cranes to keep the iron ore from being shipped. Actually, the Canadian would be on the trail of heavy water, and try to learn what progress the Germans had made toward building an atomic bomb. As expected, German agents soon learned of Stephenson’s arrival in Stockholm. It seemed logical to the Nazis that the destruction of Oxelosund’s facilities would badly cripple the German arms industry.

The new leader of the world’s Catholics’ first public message, read to the princes of the Church in the Sistine Chapel, was one of peace. qxd 12/10/01 8:55 AM Page 24 24 Heading toward the Brink Holy Office’s historical role to remain neutral in political conflicts and to strive to keep mankind free from war. Only a month after Pope Pius XII had been elected, however, he was being bombarded by ordinary Catholics around the world, especially those in English-speaking nations, asking him to intervene in the quarrels in Europe to prevent a major conflict.

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