Nov 22, 2022
Matt Crawford speaks with author Stephen G. Rabe about his book, The Lost Paratroopers of Normandy. D-Day is a moment in history that has been covered from so many angles and by many authors, for the most part though, the focus of these stories has been focused solely on the soldiers. The Lost Paratroopers of Normandy tells the D-Day story through the eyes of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions as well as the civilians from the French village of Graignes that helped save them. Predominantly women these villagers welcomed them, fed, gathered intelligence, recovered equipment and risked their lives so the Troopers could carry out the mission. An inspiring story.