9780813190105-081319010X-BattleFire!: Combat Stories from World War II

BattleFire!: Combat Stories from World War II

ISBN-13: 9780813190105
ISBN-10: 081319010X
Author: Kelly, Arthur L.
Publication date: 2001
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813190105
ISBN-10: 081319010X
Author: Kelly, Arthur L.
Publication date: 2001
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kelly, Arthur L. wrote BattleFire!: Combat Stories from World War II comprising 240 pages back in 2001. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 081319010X and 9780813190105. Since then BattleFire!: Combat Stories from World War II textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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" Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: High on the bridge of the USS West Virginia Sfc. Lee Ebner was looking forward to the end of his watch and a relaxed Sunday morning breakfast. But the two low-flying planes painted with rising sun insignia and bearing down on the ship had other plans for him and his fellow seamen. Ten hours later, at Clark Field in the Philippines, Pfc. Jack Reed felt the brunt of another Japanese air attack and within weeks found himself a part of the gruesome Bataan Death March that was to claim the lives of hundred of his comrades. On another continent, four years into the war, Capt. Benjamin Butler led his exhausted company up a steep, fog-shrouded Italian mountain toward a well entrenched German defensive position. The odds against their survival were appalling, though worse was to come in the months ahead. Such were the experiences of many young men-plucked from their local communities all across America, trained for war, and hurled into the strange reality of combat thousands of miles form home. In this stunning collection of World War II oral histories, Arthur Kelly recreates the experiences of twelve young men from Kentucky who survived the seemingly unsurvivable, whether in combat or as prisoners of war.

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