Publications

The Longest Walk

Paul Zigo

This view book and guide details via narrative, photos and maps the amazing story of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division from D-Day June 6, 1944 to the capture of St. Lo, France 40 agonizing days later – “the longest walk.” The regiment lost one-third of its 3200 men on Omaha Beach including more than 350 dead. The book features photos of the actual invasion, the story of what happened during the course of battle, and color photos of what the battlefield looks like today. It salutes the contribution of the regiment to the Allied victory ultimately achieved on May 8, 1945.

Paul Zigo

“When Men Have To Die” is a revealing book about the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese in April 1942 and the subsequent Bataan Death March. It features the memoir of Army veteran Harry J. Whittinghill, one who was there and suffered afterwards as a Japanese prisoner of war for over three long years. The book is co-authored with Dr. John McLaughlin, former director of the NJ World War II Book Club and Marie Somers, retired Director of Communication for Information Technology at Seton Hall University.

Publications July 12, 2015

Upcoming Events

May
29
Wed
7:00 pm THE LONGEST WALK – THE AMAZING S... @ Matawan Aberdeen Public Library
THE LONGEST WALK – THE AMAZING S... @ Matawan Aberdeen Public Library
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A presentation on the recently published book, “The Longest Walk,” the story of the 29th Infantry Division which landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day June 6, 1944. The Division’s exploits were featured in the riveting opening scene of the movie “Saving Private Ryan.” This Division lost one third of the[...]
Jun
4
Tue
7:30 pm D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944 – THE LONGEST ... @ The Oaks at Denville
D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944 – THE LONGEST ... @ The Oaks at Denville
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
D-DAY JUNE 6, 1944 – THE LONGEST WALK Operation Overlord, the amphibious invasion of north west France on June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne assault ever conducted, was carefully planned over a six month period as a combined, joint service operation. The operation nearly failed. This presentation will review the[...]
Jun
5
Wed
7:00 pm THE LONGEST WALK: THE AMAZING ST... @ Upper Shores Branch, Ocean County Public Library
THE LONGEST WALK: THE AMAZING ST... @ Upper Shores Branch, Ocean County Public Library
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A presentation on the recently published book, “The Longest Walk,” the story of the 29th Infantry Division which landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day June 6, 1944. The Division’s exploits were featured in the riveting opening scene of the movie “Saving Private Ryan.” This Division lost one third of the[...]

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