The War: stories of life and death, from World War II.Clint Willis, Ed. Adrenaline Series. 2001. Read by Colleen Delaney, Grover Gardner, Terrence Aselford, Barrett Whitener whit·en
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whit . Selections. 4 tapes, 6 hours. Listen & Live Audio. 1-885408-67-6. $24.95. Cardboard; content notes. SA
This anthology contains eight selections that provide a look at different aspects of WW II. Four professional readers provide excellent performances, generally semi-voiced and with appropriate seriousness. In "Goodbye, Darkness," author William Manchester recounts an event that he had buried for more than 30 years--the first time he killed a Japanese soldier. In an excerpt from The Longest Day, writer Cornelius Ryan Cornelius Ryan, (5 June 1920 – 23 November 1974) was an Irish journalist and author mainly known for his writings on popular military history, especially World War II. focuses on the chaos and confusion of the Normandy landing on D-Day and YA listeners may wonder how the invasion could have possibly succeeded. Paul Fussell's "The Making of a Skeptic" looks at blunders caused by "friendly fire." "Mollie mollie or molly, New World fish of the genus Mollienesia, in the same family as the guppy (see killifish). Mollies are found from the E and central United States to Argentina. ," by A.J. Leibling, is the poignant story of a sharp-dressing, outspoken, ambitious GI who captures hundreds of enemy soldiers and is awarded the Silver Star.
Janet Flanner Janet Flanner (March 13, 1892 - November 7, 1978) was an American writer and journalist who served as the Paris correspondent of The New Yorker magazine from 1925 until she retired in 1975. relates the harrowing experiences of a middle-aged American woman's attempt to leave Paris during the war in "The Escape of Mrs. Jeffries." In "Parachute Infantry," David Kenyon Webster
David Kenyon Webster (June 2, 1922 - September 9 1961) was an American soldier, journalist and author. relives his experiences as a paratrooper whose unit lands behind German lines on D-Day. "Pacific War Diary 1942-1945," by James J. Fahey, reports on life on a warship warship, any ship built or armed for naval combat. The forerunners of the modern warship were the men-of-war of the 18th and early 19th cent., such as the ship of the line, frigate, corvette, sloop of war (see sloop), brig, and cutter. in the Pacific in 1944.
Finally, a passage from Lewis H. Carlson's "We Were Each Others' Prisoners" describes the frightening experience of a German POW. Interesting and informative. Prof. John E. Boyd, Jenkintown, PA