The Legendary Cricket of D-Day

The Legendary Cricket of D-Day

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The Legendary Cricket of D-Day




Author:Michel de Trez
Language:English Text
Format:Soft cover
Dimensions:6" x 8"
Pages:16 pages
Photos:Full color
Maps:Some maps
Publisher:D-Day Publishing
ISBN:978-2960017687
Item No. DD-009



Since the end of WWII, stories and legends about the cricket's employment have grown and flowered, as such stories will. Many untruths were hawked by various media and other sources leading not only to deformation of history but also to an erroneous presentation of one of the most unwarlike and incongruous items of "battle gear" carried by the American parachutist ! This booklet, profusely illustrated, based on historical facts, interviews of key personalities related to the introduction of the cricket within the airborne units, and vintage documents tries to dismiss the generally accepted ideas and report the true history of the legendary cricket of D-Day. Who initiated it all, where were the crickets produced, and who produced them? What type was official issue and which units used them? For the first time, these questions have now been answered.

 

  • Supplied with an exact scale reproduction of the cricket as used on D-Day!