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Through Our Eyes: Eyewitness Accounts of World War II Douglas Rice

Through Our Eyes: Eyewitness Accounts of World War II

Douglas Rice

Published February 22nd 2008
ISBN : 9780595476909
Paperback
224 pages
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Captivated with the events of World War II, Douglas Rice has received first-hand accounts of veterans who served and creates a portrait that illuminates the dynamics that shaped the greatest armed conflict of our time. These essays strike aMoreCaptivated with the events of World War II, Douglas Rice has received first-hand accounts of veterans who served and creates a portrait that illuminates the dynamics that shaped the greatest armed conflict of our time. These essays strike a responsive chord with veterans peers and Americans of all ages. One man recounts Hitler Youth taking over his familys home on November 9, 1938, which came to be known as Kristallnacht, or night of broken glass. One soldier describes concentration camps that they liberated, with details about the living conditions. Another man tells of a volunteer mission he served to save two other seriously wounded soldiers who were close to enemy fire. The stories range from time spent at concentration camps to witnessing fallen soldiers along a battlefield, with a few showing the lighter side of war. Inspiring and insightful, Through Our Eyes: Eyewitness Accounts of World War II illustrates what these men experienced as they served their country. Many will benefit from these veterans forthright accounts of the most arduous challenges theyve ever faced, preserving the history of individuals who went through this war up close and in person.