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Highly recommended - Airborne all the way
on 14 April 2009
I am amazed that it has taken 65 years to pull this human story out of the bag, demonstrating how ordinary young people can bond to achieve extraordinary things.
'Tonight We Die as Men' is the most detailed and enlightening web of personal accounts I have ever read of the invasion of Europe - placing the period from D-Day to the end of WW2 in a new, wider context for me.
I was particularly impressed by the quality of the first hand accounts as experienced by real people, both military and civilian. The way the two are spliced not only reinforces the accuracy of the account but better explains how it felt to be there. It was refreshing to see new relevant pictures too.
Most importantly, as a (peacetime) ex-paratrooper I could taste and feel the fluidity of momentum and purpose that comes from shared experience - and the unconditional iron loyalty of true friends. This unspoken bond is something veterans keep to themselves and always find impossible to explain. So good job.