US Rangers: "Leading the Way'
By Ian Westwell
The 1 st Ranger Battalion used to be formally activated at Carrickfergus, eire, on 19 June 1942, and its first motion was once at Dieppe. the 1st significant use of Rangers used to be as a spearhead to the North African invasion. Rangers took half within the invasions of Sicily and Italy, spearheaded the evening landings at Anzio, and through the invasion of Normandy the second Ranger Battalion assaulted, captured and held German positions atop the cliffs of Pointe Du Hoc. Later, Rangers unusual themselves within the battles of Brest, the Bulge, Hurtgen woodland and all through relevant Europe. The sixth Ranger Battalion used to be the 1st American strength to come back to the Philippines, touchdown prior to the most strength. It took half within the landings on Luzon, and on 30 January 1945, a bold raid in the back of enemy traces to rescue POW survivors of the Bataan loss of life March.
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