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Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc--the Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day's Toughest Mission and Led the Way across Europe

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

The Best War Book I've Read..... I love a great story and this b

The Best War Book I've Read.....
I love a great story and this book has it in spades. The author weaves a compelling narrative develiping the men of Dog Company like movie characters. He takes the reader through their training (some of the toughest of any Allied unit ...
The Best War Book I've Read.....
I love a great story and this book has it in spades. The author weaves a compelling narrative develiping the men of Dog Company like movie characters. He takes the reader through their training (some of the toughest of any Allied unit prior to D-Day) as these intrepid Rangers climb 100-300 foot cliffs without safety harness in full-equipment. In their boots, you scale Pointe du Hoc under murderous German-machine gun and grenade fire. Fighting through a maze of tunnels and minefields two men neutralize a crucial gun position 700 tons of Allied bombs and thousands of naval shells failed to destroy. Moving through France to the battle for Brest, a small group of Rangers miraculously seize another Guns of Navarone-like gun battery after a gutsy Ranger forces his way into the massive underground fortress and puts a grenade between the German officer's crotch and compels the entire 800-man garrison to surrender. Like a crescendo, the book builds to a bayonet charge and an against-all-odds assault/defense of Hill 400. The combat scenes in this book are incredible and the author's lyrical prose brings an intimacy to WWII combat that I have never experienced in any other combat book.

posted by 5019924 on October 26, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

So so

Loved the war heroes but felt the author did a poor job piecing the stories/events together

posted by shelton210 on February 11, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    So so

    Loved the war heroes but felt the author did a poor job piecing the stories/events together

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