World War II Remembered

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What stands out so clearly in these "remembrances of things past" is the unmistakable ring of authenticity in every account, a rare quality in the literature of war. Even after 70 years, every recollection remains vivid. Time has done little to dim those parlous times and recollections; they add depth and breadth to tales of wartime and to the significance of experiences lives in service...World War II Remembered is an exceptional human document--a legacy of greatness to be ...
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Overview

What stands out so clearly in these "remembrances of things past" is the unmistakable ring of authenticity in every account, a rare quality in the literature of war. Even after 70 years, every recollection remains vivid. Time has done little to dim those parlous times and recollections; they add depth and breadth to tales of wartime and to the significance of experiences lives in service...World War II Remembered is an exceptional human document--a legacy of greatness to be treasured for a very long time.

There are 56 recollections of war in this remarkable book. Each account is a highly personal remembrance of life and death in a war fought 70 years ago in all corners of the globe. Each hero here captures the terror, the drama, the blood, and the boredom of war as they knew it. Each memory is a straightforward account of never-to-be-forgotten experiences. Each is a candid assessment of what it meant to serve.

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“The stories at Kendal are magnificent and entirely represent the war experience.”—Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News

“Nightly News anchor Brian Williams said it might be “the greatest slow-motion tragedy of our times.” Veterans of World War II are dying at the rate of 740 a day, he noted on a broadcast earlier this year. That was his lead-in to a segment about a book written by residents of a Hanover, N.H., retirement community. His piece led to a sales bump that made World War II Remembered the fastest-selling book in the 42-year history of the University Press of New England and its first to make Amazon’s top 10. —Boston Globe

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979997006
  • Publisher: Kendal at Hanover Residents Association
  • Publication date: 2/8/2012
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,387,719
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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RESIDENTS OF KENDAL AT HANOVER; Edited by Clinton C. Gardner, Jane Atwood Barlow, Robert W. Christie, Elinor Clark Horne, Mary Mecklin Jenkins, James E. Sheridan, and Robert P. Stambaugh
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction World War II Timeline EUROPEAN THEATER European Theater Maps The Cage -- Robert Allen The Wrong Town -- James Ashley On Death, Hunting, Killing -- Robert Christie Coming in Low under the Clouds -- Francis Dymnicki Meeting the Enemy -- Kingsley Ervin Limited Service -- John Fagan Three Unlikely Wounds -- Clinton Gardner Captured in The Bulge -- William Hotaling Coffee and Doughnuts, Anyone? -- Pamela Mayer Shot Down over The Bulge -- Malcom McLane A Quartermaster on D-Day -- Edwards Scheu The Bitter End -- Robert Stambaugh THE PACIFIC THEATER AND FAR EAST Pacific Theater Map Over the Hump -- Frank Browning My Accident-Prone Navy -- Samuel Doak Rescued by Ingrid Bergman -- Robert Encherman Tiger, Tiger -- George Harris Ten Days in August -- John Hennessey Journey to Tokyo Bay -- Alan Horton Prisoner -- James Keeley Problem of the Bamboo Poles -- Robert Stanton From Nashville to Nagasaki -- William Tate An Average Pilot -- Arthur Turner Guinea Pigs in New Guinea -- John Weeks STATESIDE SERVICE The Flight of the WASP -- Louise Brown Earning my Crampons -- Ann Carter Whose War Is This? -- Elinor Horne The Birth of the United Nations -- Elizabeth Hunter Secret Weapon? -- John Jenkins Encrypted Messages -- Charles Latham A Quaker's War -- Frank Miles Matters of Destiny -- Avery Post Our Floating Runway -- Benjamin Sanderson A Conscientious Objector's Tale -- Robert Sokol Security: Navy Style -- Robert Stragnell WARTIME IN EUROPE AND SOUTH The Early War -- Rachel Aubrey Death of the Graf Spee -- Ana Mayor England Under Siege -- Pamela Phipps A Child in Norway Under the Nazis -- Agnar Pytte Invasion and Escape -- Jean Sonder Flight from Bulgaria -- Joan Wilson HOME FRONT Domestic Details -- Jane Barlow A Fortuitous Encounter -- Barbara Gilbert They Also Serve -- Marion Grassi The Defense of America -- Midge Guise Transitions -- Mary Jenkins
"Loose Lips" -- Marcia Khatri Parallel Realities -- Sally Nelson Marriage in Wartime -- Trudie Nicholson Looking Through Barbed Wire -- Lafayette Noda A Sad Lesson Learned -- Sonia Sheridan Interning the Japanese -- Libby Stragnell The War Comes to Vermont -- Betsy Sylvester Food Was My Weapon -- Jane von Salis The Hand of Destiny -- Constance Wells POST-WAR SERVICE From KP to Blair House -- Jean Beard Bouncing Along with Zhukov -- Janine Hawkes EPILOGUE Hawks -- Robert Christie List of Contributors
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