The Filthy Thirteen

Written By Jake McNiece
The Filthy Thirteen
  • Publsiher : Casemate
  • Release : 19 March 2018
  • ISBN : 9781612005942
  • Pages : 212 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Filthy Thirteen written by Jake McNiece which was release on 19 March 2018, this book published by Casemate. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Since World War II, the American public has become fully aware of the exploits of the 101st Airborne Division, the paratroopers who led the Allied invasions into Nazi-held Europe. But within the ranks of the 101st, a sub-unit attained legendary status at the time, its reputation persisting among veterans over the decades. Primarily products of the Dustbowl and the Depression, the Filthy13 grew notorious, even within the ranks of the elite 101st. Never ones to salute an officer, or take a bath, this squad became singular within the Screaming Eagles for its hard drinking, and savage fighting skill--and that was only in training. Just prior to the invasion of Normandy, a "Stars and Stripes" photographer caught U.S. paratroopers with heads shaved into Mohawks, applying war paint to their faces. Unknown to the American public at the time, these men were the Filthy 13. After parachuting behind enemy lines in the dark hours before D-Day, the Germans got a taste of the reckless courage of this unit - except now the men were fighting with Tommy guns and explosives, not just bare knuckles. In its spearhead role, the 13 suffered heavy casualties, some men wounded and others blown to bits. By the end of the war 30 men had passed through the squad. Throughout the war, however, the heart and soul of the Filthy 13 remained a survivor named Jake McNiece, a half-breed Indian from Oklahoma - the toughest man in the squad and the one who formed its character. McNiece made four combat jumps, was in the forefront of every fight in northern Europe, yet somehow never made the rank of PFC. The survivors of the Filthy 13 stayed intact as a unit until the Allies finally conquered Nazi Germany. The book does not draw a new portrait of earnest citizen soldiers. Instead it describes a group of hardscrabble guys whom any respectable person would be loath to meet in a bar or dark alley. But they were an integral part of the U.S. war against Nazi Germany. A brawling bunch of no-goodniks whose only saving grace was that they inflicted more damage on the Germans than on MPs, the English countryside and their own officers, the Filthy 13 remain a legend within the ranks of the 101st Airborne.

The Filthy Thirteen

The Filthy Thirteen
  • Author : Jake McNiece,Richard Killblane
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release Date : 2018-03-19
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781612005942
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Summary : Since World War II, the American public has become fully aware of the exploits of the 101st Airborne Division, the paratroopers who led the Allied invasions into Nazi-held Europe. But within the ranks of the 101st, a sub-unit attained legendary status at the time, its reputation persisting among veterans over ...

The Filthy Thirteen

The Filthy Thirteen
  • Author : Richard Killblane,Jake McNiece
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release Date : 2003-05-19
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781612005942
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Summary : The true story of the 101st Airborne Division’s most notorious squad of combat paratroopers—the inspiration for the classic WWII film, The Dirty Dozen. Since World War II, the American public has learned of the exploits of the 101st Airborne Division, the paratroopers who led the Allied invasions into ...

Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen

Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen
  • Author : Jack Womer
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release Date : 2012-05-18
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781612005942
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Summary : In 2004 the world was first introduced to The Filthy Thirteen, a book describing the most notorious squad of fighting men in the 101st Airborne Division (and the inspiration for the movie ÒThe Dirty DozenÓ). In this long awaited work one of the squadÕs integral membersÑand probably its best ...

Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen

Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen
  • Author : Jack Womer,Steven C. DeVito
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release Date : 2017-11-19
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781612005942
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Summary : In 2004 the world was first introduced to The Filthy Thirteen, a book describing the most notorious squad of fighting men in the 101st Airborne Division (and the inspiration for the movie "The Dirty Dozen"). In this long awaited work one of the squad's integral members--and probably its best soldier--reveals his ...

The Filthy Thirteen

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  • Author : Richard Killblane
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 289
  • ISBN : 9781612005942
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  • Author : Richard Killblane,Brian J. Miller
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9781612005942
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2017-08-01
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781612005942
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Summary : D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge—the US Airborne divisions were integral at all these major points in World War II. But they also played a significant role in North Africa, where they first saw action, and in Italy in 1943. Right on the tail of these planes, this ...

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  • Author : United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2021-10-21
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Publisher : Raintree
  • Release Date : 2015-07-02
  • Total pages : 48
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Summary : The year is 1939. Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, has invaded Poland. The world is about to enter into the biggest and most terrible war in history. But from the depths of despair rose some very courageous, selfless individuals, such as Douglas Bader, Leonard "Bud" Lomell and Joan Daphne Pearson, who ...

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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-27
  • Total pages : 368
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  • Author : Dean Dominique,James Hayes
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-05-15
  • Total pages : 284
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Summary : If you liked "Band of Brothers", you will love "One Hell of a War"!Nominated for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and the Library of Virginia Literary Award.“One Hell of a War” is a fascinating blend of firsthand accounts and the strategic decisions that led to them based on the history ...

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-11-14
  • Total pages : 440
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
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