- Taschenbuch: 240 Seiten
- Verlag: Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.; Auflage: New Ed (Juli 2002)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0815412142
- ISBN-13: 978-0815412144
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,3 x 1,4 x 22,7 cm
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44: In Combat from Normandy to the Ardennes (Englisch) Taschenbuch – Juli 2002
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'44 re-creates the combat soldiers' world of more than fifty years ago. Whiting's depiction of the campaign makes this volume a seminal work of World War II history that is neither romantic nor glorious. -- Dominic J. Caraccilo, Author of The Ready Brigade of the 82nd Airborne in Desert Storm. Rich in detail about the soldiers on both sides and studded with anecdotes of their experiences-heroic, tragic, ironic, and sometimes humorous-Whiting's book is a powerful reminder that war is neither romantic nor glorious. World War II History
World War II scholar Whiting examines the events at the close of 1944, when Allied troops liberated France and began the invasion of Germany--a time that saw fatigue, illness, atrocities committed by both sides, and 100,000 Allied desertions.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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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.