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Posted October 29, 2003
Unreliable history, and a rehash, poorly told
Like all Ambrose books, this one is so filled with errors that, in the words of a military analyst 'It belongs on the fiction shelf.' It would require a book in itself to detail all of the misleading and exaggerated and flat out wrong statements Ambrose stuffs into this text. It's even possible that this history may be even more distorted than his Citizen Soldiers fairy tale, if that's possible. I know of no writer of WWII histories who knew less about WWII than Ambrose, the master word thief and plagiarist and chauvinistic king of bombast. He exaggerates absolutely EVERYTHING. His account of D Day, like Undaunted Courage and others, breaks no ground and is a pedestrian account of what was an interesting battle. The Longest Day, although brief, is a far better read, plus being infinitely more accurate and far less bombastic.
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