The Liberator : One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey by Sparks, Felix Laurence; Kershaw, Alex; Sparks, Felix

By Sparks, Felix Laurence; Kershaw, Alex; Sparks, Felix Laurence

The real tale of the bloodiest and such a lot dramatic march to victory of the second one international battle. The battlefield odyssey of a maverick U.S. military officer and his infantry unit as they fought for over days to free up Europe; from the invasion of Italy to the gates of Dachau.

summary: the genuine tale of the bloodiest and so much dramatic march to victory of the second one international warfare. The battlefield odyssey of a maverick U.S. military officer and his infantry unit as they fought for over days to disencumber Europe; from the invasion of Italy to the gates of Dachau

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The Liberator : One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau

The real tale of the bloodiest and so much dramatic march to victory of the second one international battle. The battlefield odyssey of a maverick U. S. military officer and his infantry unit as they fought for over days to disencumber Europe; from the invasion of Italy to the gates of Dachau. summary: the real tale of the bloodiest and so much dramatic march to victory of the second one international conflict.

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He had tried to take prisoners and treat them honorably. But at the end, with his back turned, near piles of dead, his men had killed unnecessarily. Events that day, one of more than five hundred at war, nagged at him like an old wound. The rumors festered still, the published falsehoods. Just once, just that time, among thousands of emaciated, stinking corpses, he had failed to control his men when they had gone on the rampage. But he had then done the right thing. He had stopped the madness. It was painful to think people thought otherwise.

There had been no time during combat to stand over them and grieve, no time to say how he felt, to show his love other than by trying his best to keep them alive. At that, he had failed, over and over, and over again. Never give up. That was what had counted most. He had never given up, not once in his entire life. He had fought since he could remember—to eat, to stay alive, to overcome everything a vengeful God could throw at him. He had survived, somehow, perhaps through grit and rage, perhaps because God took the good first and left the rotten until last.

Seventy-two thousand men lost in all—killed, wounded, sent insane, blown to shreds, missing, or captured, now a mere statistic in a history book. The men he had commanded had achieved something of lasting greatness, something of permanence. They had defeated barbarism. He had seen it. He had been there, poisoned and heartbroken but somehow blessed, or rather damned, with the strength to fight on, to beat Hitler’s most violent men. Often he had questioned what kept his men going. The American Army was on the attack all the time in Europe.

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