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First to Jump

Jerome Preisler

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Genres:

History

Description:

The first into combat and the last out, their advance jumps into enemy territory were considered suicide missions by those who sent them into action. World War Two's special operations commandos, the U.S. Army Pathfinders relied on their stealth, expert prowess, and matchless courage and audacity to set the stage for airborne drops and glider landings throughout Europe. After the invasion of Sicily almost ended in disaster, General Jim Gavin was determined to form an all-new unit of specialized soldiers who would jump ahead of the airborne forces without any additional support, stealing across enemy terrain to scout and mark out drop zones with a unique array of homing equipment. Sporting Mohawk haircuts, war paint, and an attitude of brash confidence, they were the best of the best. Their heroic feats behind the lines were critical to nearly all of the Allies' major victories from Normandy to Bastogne-where they saved the day for thousands of besieged American troops.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Perkins

Length:

7h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:15

Introduction
Introduction

08:05


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

27:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

16:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

13:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:16