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A real 'Big Brother' view of heroism - truly moving,
This review is from: To the Victor the Spoils: D-day and VE Day, the Reality Behind the Heroism (Hardcover)
I have just put this remarkable book down and must say I have never read anything like it. With all the fantastic exposure on television of the Normandy landings and interviews with our veterans, I was moved to find out more of what our countrymen & women had to endure during WW2. From the opening salvos I felt like I was camped in a 'virtual reality' ditch awaiting orders and listening out for those dreaded Panzers. My Grandfather died during the Dunkirk retreat and if you have ever visited the town's cemetary you truly comprehend the sacrifice 'our boys'made for our freedom. It was these young men who were sent over to contiental Europe to eradicate the Nazi threat. Mere boys who were expected to behave like they would in civvy street. Sean Longdens book makes you think what you would do in order to survive and come to the conclusion that our modern day generation really would not have a clue. Me included.
I've seen a few WW2 films over the years and thankfully there is no Hollywood in Mr Longdens book. It's a realistic book about real men and women and what human nature is all about. How refreshing.