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  • Author:
    Charles Whiting
  • ISBN:
    1580970451
  • ISBN13:
    978-1580970457
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  • Publisher:
    Da Capo Press; Combined edition (August 21, 2000)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
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    Military
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In this book Charles Whiting recreates the combat soldiers' world of fifty years ago down to the most intimate .

In this book Charles Whiting recreates the combat soldiers' world of fifty years ago down to the most intimate detail: their weapons, the food they ate, how they learned to cope with the ever-present threat, how they lived in the hope and died in agony. He saw active service in the Second World War, serving in an armoured reconnaissance regiment attached to both the .

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In this book Charles Whiting recreates the combat soldiers' world of fifty years ago down to the most intimate detail: their weapons, the food they ate, how they learned to cope with the ever-present threat, how they lived in hope and died in agony

In this book Charles Whiting recreates the combat soldiers’ world of fifty years ago down to the most intimate detail: their weapons, the food they ate, how they learned to cope with the ever-present threat, how they lived in hope and died in agony

In this book Charles Whiting recreates the combat soldiers’ world of fifty years ago down to the most intimate detail: their weapons, the food they ate, how they learned to cope with the ever-present threat, how they lived in hope and died in agony. From the beaches of Normandy to the cruel setbacks. The ordinary fighting man often paid the price for his generals’ mistakes. In this book Charles Whiting recreates the combat soldiers’ world of fifty years ago down to the most intimate detail: their weapons, the food they ate, how they learned to cope with the ever-present threat, how they lived.

44: In Combat From Normandy To The Ardennes. Fine in Fine DJ. B&W Photographs Recreates the combat soldiers' world in WW II down to the most intimate detail: their weapons, the food they ate, how they learned to cope with the ever-present threat, how they lived in hope and died in agony West Wall Series, Volume 2 ISBN: 1580970451. Other Products from hartmannbooks (View All).

In this book Charles Whiting recreates the combat soldiers' world of fifty years ago down to the most intimate detail .

In this book Charles Whiting recreates the combat soldiers' world of fifty years ago down to the most intimate detail: their weapons, the food they ate, how they learned to cope with the ever-present threat, how they lived in hope and died in agony

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Charles Whiting is a prolific writer of military fiction and non-fiction, having sold some 3-1/2 .

His non-fiction books include West Wall,The Battle for Hitler's Siegfried Line,'44: In Combat from Normandy to the Ardennes,The Battle of Hurtgen Forest,The Last Assault,Bloody Aachen,Decision at St Vith and many others. Country of Publication.

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The ordinary fighting man often paid the price for his generals' mistakes. In this book Charles Whiting recreates the combat soldiers' world of fifty years ago down to the most intimate detail: their weapons, the food they ate, how they learned to cope with the ever-present threat, how they lived in hope and died in agony. From the beaches of Normandy to the cruel setbacks at Arnhem and the Battle of the Bulge, '44: In Combat from Normandy to the Ardennes is the story of early confidence turning to disillusion as the campaign wore on—appalling strategic blunders, of strained relations among the Allies, of ideals steadily overtaken by the grim realities of war.

Adokelv
I didn't realize that I had not reviewed this item. It was written in a way that kept my attention on this required reading book.
Jugami
This is a strange book. The narrative the author puts forward seems to be an attempt to provide the reader with a better understanding of combat in Western Europe from D-Day through the Battle of the Bulge. The difficulty is that this story has been written before, and the author doesn't present anything new. Almost all the information presented relates to the American and British forces involved in the fighting, with cameo appearances by the Canadians and the Poles. Until late in the book the Germans are only mentioned as antagonists, and then only briefly.

I was more than a little bit taken aback by how cursory the narrative in this book is. So the author, as a for instance, relates the actions of Brigadier General Teddy Roosevelt at Utah Beach without telling you how the general was related to FDR or his wife, or for that matter the president of the same name. You're left to either know this or guess. It just felt sloppy and incomplete, and if you look in the footnotes you'll find that this whole passage references a very obscure work as its source: "The Longest Day" by Cornelius Ryan.

When you read a book like this, you're looking for things that you haven't read elsewhere, or failing that interpretations of the facts that are somehow unique. Here, most of the information comes from other, published sources, and I'm not talking war diaries or official reports. Many, most, of the books cited are available currently. The author did do some interviews of some of the participants in the campaign, and that does add a little here and there, but nothing the author concludes really changes our view of the war or its impact in any significant way.

So you're left asking why he wrote the book, and there isn't really a clear answer. It just doesn't add that much to what we already know about the war.