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A hidden gem,
This review is from: If You Survive (Ivy Books World War II/Nonfiction) (Mass Market Paperback)
It's nice to read a story/memoir of WWII that doesn't start with D-Day but starts just after it in the very confusing period during the Battle of Normandy.
It's also good to see someone being honest about his mistakes and triumphs, and how other's also made mistakes. Also unusual for an American to admit that his own air force bombed him, and to take Patton off his pedestal.
Brilliantly he doesn't try and tell you everyone's name and their life history, which a lot of books of this ilk try and overwhelm you with to the point when you really couldn't give a toss about any of them.
There are some great stories here, and it's well written. Importantly, George Wilson isn't try to fool anyone that he's the best soldier ever, just a guy trying to keep himself and his squad alive.