Best True Stories from World War II: More than 150 Stirring Accounts of Tragedy and Triumphby C. Brian Kelly
Twenty million Russians killed; 6,000,000 Holocaust victims; over 400,000 American servicemen and women lostthe scale of human suffering and death during World War II is impossibly vast. Yet within these numbers are real people, each with their own feelings, experiences, and personal perspective on the war that gripped the entire world.
Best True Stories from World War II is a collection of more than 150 amazing chronicles that bring to life WWII's human front. Told from the point of view of the individualssoldiers, sailors, ordinary civilianswho were caught up in the maelstrom of war, these stories are big on heroism, inspiration, and poignancy. You'll read about how wily Grover P. Parker, a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance pilot, was shot down three times within a period of six months, evaded capture by the Germans all three times, and kept returning to base in England to fly again and again! You'll also find the incredible story of Margaret Bourke-White, a Life magazine photographer, who braved Germany's bombing of Moscow, was "embedded" in an American bombing raid of German installations in Sicily, and survived German shellings in Italy.
A must-read for anyone interested in these pivotal years of world history, Best True Stories from World War II reveals the fortitude and resilience of the members of "the greatest generation."
C. Brian Kelly, a prize-winning journalist, is a columnist for Military History magazine and its editor emeritus. He also is a lecturer in newswriting at the University of Virginia.
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