WorldCat Identities

Darby, William Orlando

Works: 18 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 2,410 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D769.31 1ST, 940.541273
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Orlando Darby
We led the way : Darby's Rangers by William Orlando Darby( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exciting true story of a legendary leader and the men who fought by his side in World War II, told in his own words. .
U.S. Rangers by William Orlando Darby( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darby's Rangers we led the way by William Orlando Darby( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment they hit the beaches in North Africa to their last desperate struggle at Anzio, Darby's Rangers asked only for one thing -- the chance to fight. Experts at amphibious landings, night attacks, and close combat, the Rangers were the spearhead for advancing U.S. forces. And at their helm was William O. Darby, a forceful, charismatic man who inspired, and was inspired by, his troops. Against overwhelming odds in Tunisia, through the concentrated hell at Gela, on to the Final kill at Messina and the Italian mainland, Darby and his Rangers truly led the way. Darby's Rangers is an authentic war story, as vivid as the action itself
William Orlando Darby, a military biography by Michael J King( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Led by dauntless William O. Darby, the elite fighting unit commonly known as Darby's Rangers battled successfully in the World War II campaigns of North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. These units, originally modeled on the British Commandos, were trained in shock tactics, unconventional warfare, special weaponry, demolition operations behind enemy lines and the like ... [Michael] King has integrated the biography of a superb mid-level combat commander and the study of an elite military unit in action"--Jacket
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.00 for U.S. Range ... to 0.70 for William Or ...)

Alternative Names
Darby, William.

Darby, William O.

Darby, William O. 1911-1945

Darby, William Orlando

English (35)

Darby's Rangers we led the wayOnward we charge : the heroic story of Darby's Rangers in World War IIWe led the way : Darby's RangersDarby's Rangers we led the wayNot for glory : the memoirs of sgts. Evan J. "Tommy" Thompson, Ronald "Rip" Peterson and Roger Twigg, A, D and F companies, First Ranger Battalion