From their Album: ‘The Great War’, Metal Legends Sabaton bring us ‘82nd All the Way!’
This song documents the exploits of Sergeant Alvin York of the 82nd Airborne (Formerly 82nd Infantry) Division. The event covered in the song is the assault on German machine gun nests that were constructed on Hill 223. Alvin York led 16 men in an assault on the nests in the attack 6 of the American Soldiers were killed and 3 wounded. York and his men outflanked the German HQ capturing a large group of Germans before the aforementioned casualties were suffered. Under fire from German Positions Alvin York ordered the remaining 7 American Soldiers to guard the German Prisoners while he worked his way towards the German Position. Sergeant York exchanged gunfire with the Germans before he was charged by 6 Men who had fixed bayonets, York dispatched the soldiers with his pistol and was fired on by First Lieutenant Paul Jürgen who failed to hit York. In the end FL. Jürgen offered to surrender his unit, York and his remaining men marched 132 German Prisoners back to American Lines.
The 82nd Infantry Divisions motto was: “All the Way” hence the name of the song and once reassigned as an Airborne Division their motto became: “Death from Above” hence the line in the song: “Death from Above, what they now say.”
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