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(5/13/01 9:11:34 pm)
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Just finished reading the new book "Beyond Valor." It is a compilation of personal "E-histories" of WWII Airborne and Ranger veterans from www.dropzone.com since 1995.

I HIGHLY recommend it.

While I like "personal" account books, most are not really well done, only as good as the interviewer. And the facts get scrambled easily. This author does a fine job letting them talk, with a factual historical intro to each one.

This is the first one done from postings to a website, that the author then developed into e-mail interviews.

The vets poured out their souls when typing, better than orally, I think...

Some of the accounts breathtaking, the one where a sergeant is pinned in a foxhole for over 12 hours by artillery and then has to help repel a company-sized attack on Hill 400 in the Huertgen with 8 other men, and with shitty pants really hits home, could be the best battle account I've ever read.




Edited by: Tac401 at: 5/13/01 11:39:29 pm
 
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