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Posted June 25, 2007
The best war stories ever..
I've read many historical books before. I never found a book like this. This book contains normal war stories and personal experiences. Other books with only historical stories were kind of boring but this book has a personal experiences on it and I enjoyed them pretty much. They showed me general people's feelings, thoughts, other personal things and they were very impressive. It was a lot easier to understand the story by them and they helped me a lot. For example, in Pearl Harbor story, the book showed me the feeling of one military guy. And, his emotions were very sad and depressed. I could feel the same feeling as I was there. I think that point impressed me a lot.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 25, 2005
A touching lifetime of memories
I love hearing about a person's experience during an historical event. I was quite surprised to read through all of these important, history making events in World War 2 and that all the people involved were from New Orleans. It is so wonderful to see so many tributes to these amazing people. They are truly the greatest generation and although they are leaving us at a fast rate, we have these books to keep the memories alive. Great book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 30, 2004
The Japanese Have Attacked Pearl Harbor
Elizabeth Mullener, a reporter for a New Orleans paper, has collected 53 eyewitness testimonials. They are not heroes, you will not read about their actions in any history books but they are the stories of hometown heroes starving, often times wounded in their foxholes, women who cared for them by attending their wounds, holding their hands and children forced to live in very confusing times. This is a collection of their stories, their thoughts and feelings of who went off to war, as well as memories of Poles, Belgians, Germans and others who survived. In one memoir, a soldier tells about the conditions he and his fellow soldiers faced trying to save Manilla. 'We ate dog, monkey, water buffalo,' states Carrington, 'The most strangest thing I ate was iguana. You ate the tail, like an alligator tail. Tastes like chicken. The mule tastes like beef, only stronger and tougher. I was young, I had good teeth.' Some of the conditions were much worse than this. Some of the interviews are from those who were teens during the war. One tells of the blitz of England, running for shelters during the bombing. Another teen tells about his life in a center for Japanese Americans and what our country did in a way to compensate them. (Reminds me of Lisa's new book.) Another tells of the Fall of Norway, even younger children took revenge on the Germans 'A Child's Revenge-November, 1942 Christine Stevensky and her friends, after hearing what the Nazi's did to her neighborhood, seeked their own form of justice.' Wonderful glimpses into the horrors of war, the hometown boys who fought and of others who lived through the triumphs, defeates,and the invasion of Europe.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 21, 2004
WORLD WAR II
A fascinating book! You've heard about the heroes, the famous, but have you heard about the unfamous, the men and women who put their coutry ahead of themselves, the women the curred the wounded, the men who fought to freedom, their country, their lives? Step back into the past of the date witch will 'Live in infamy' a date witch changed the US forever.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.