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kringenwally

What do You Recommend?

by kringenwally »

Stumbled upon the tail-end of a documentary just recently (on PBS?) about the Ghost Army - had never even heard about it. Unless you already know all about it, you could google that and find lots of search results, it's an amazing story that ties in with D-Day and all that.

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travelandnature

RE: What do You Recommend?

by travelandnature »

How very interesting.  Thanks for the headsup on "Ghost Army".

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drfumblefinger

RE: What do You Recommend?

by drfumblefinger »

My favorite so far is Stephen Ambrose's "Band of Brothers, E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne: From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest".  The book was, of course, later turned into a miniseries and can now be seen on DVD (and which do an excellent job of capturing the spirit of the book).

A gripping story of a group of guys caught up in events that make the tales of Ulysses seem small in comparson.  Griping reading, and true!  I read it this spring just before going to Normandy and it prepared me about as well as anything save the first half hour of Tom Hanks' film, "Saving Private Ryan" (Two of Ryan's brothers lie in the American Cemetery in Normandy)

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travelandnature

RE: What do You Recommend?

by travelandnature »

Wondering -

Do you bibliophiles have any recommendations of accounts that deal with the events surrounding June 6, 1944 ? 

There are many popular books on the subject and innumerable movies.  What have you seen that is lesser known but worth searching out ?

Very soon, the war years will pass out of living memory. The eye witness accounts are particularly riveting. 

Do you know of some excellent writing about D-Day or of the war experience ?

 

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