Follow World War II in Europe through the eyes and camera lenses of the fighters. The views of war begin with the Nazi invasion of Poland where we see the Jewish villagers rounded up for deportation to the ghettos. The views and descriptions continue through the Nazi invasions of Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Russia. Members of the Luftwafe are seen loading their bombs and then flying to drop the payloads on Great Britain. From the eyes of an American soldier, we then see the recapture of France. 81 photos and drawings take the reader through to the fall of the Third Reich
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About the Author
Bruce Laidlaw is a municipal law attorney, freelance writer and photographer. He received his law and undergraduate degrees at the University of Michigan where he was on the wrestling team. He also attended the Aix-Marseille Université in Aix-en-Provence, France. Laidlaw was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for community leaders to study at Dartmouth College. He studied Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico and San Jose, Costa Rica. He has been the attorney for the City of Ann Arbor, numerous townships and public libraries and one village. Laidlaw resides, with his wife and two cats, in Ann Arbor, Michigan and near the Village of Eastport in northern Michigan. He has competed in running and cross-country ski marathons and in nordic biathlons. He also dabbles at sailing, windsurfing, rollerblading, kayaking, SUP boarding, badminton and geocaching.