|Though I Be the Lone Survivor|
$200 Artist Proof
|Size 24 x 14|
|Military Aviation Art
The mission o Task Force Ranger was to use their special training for a night infiltration behind German lines and set up two major blocking positions following the Anzio Landing in Operation Shingle. This would relieve the pressure on the beachhead and possibly start the 30-mile drive to Rome. Somewhere along the last mile the Germans detected the Ranger infiltration. The Rangers fought bravely through the night and into the day, but without heavy weapons, the battle was lost as soon as they were caught in the open. In just under eight hours, the battle was over. Only six men returned to report to Colonel Darby; only six out of the 767 that began the mission.
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