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WRITER AND JOURNALIST AUTHOR OF NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLERS ABOUT WWII

DID YOU HATE THE GERMANS?

             GENERAL FELIX SPARKS, “THE LIBERATOR”, RESPONDS:                I have no hard feelings at all. Those poor bastards, the soldiers, were just doing the same thing we were doing. What we were told to do. I never had any … Continue reading

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HIROSHIMA BY THE SPLIT SECOND

8:15:15….75 years ago at this time in Japan on 6 August, the Enola Gay’s bomb bay doors open and Little Boy drops clear. The bombardier announces:”Bomb away.” Enola Gay rises ten feet as the 9,700 pound bomb is released. It … Continue reading

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A KAMIKZE NURSE

“There was an explosion…it was a kamikaze…” So I called an amazing combat veteran – an incredible woman, 100-year-old Army nurse Lt. Doris Howard, who served aboard the USS Comfort in WWII. She is now in strict quarantine in California, … Continue reading

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LAST ETO MOH RECIPIENT

The last survivor. So I just called 98-year-old Charles H. Coolidge. He was at his home near where he was born in Tennessee. He was lying in bed, ill with multiple sclerosis, but said he was doing okay, considering. He … Continue reading

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THE AMAZING MAURICE BRITT

THE AMAZING MAURICE BRITT MAURICE BRITT BECOMES FIRST US SOLDIER TO WIN EVRY MEDAL FOR VALOR IN A SINGLE WAR The odds of surviving until Christmas seem slimmer and slimmer. That November 1943, half way up a mountain near Mignano, … Continue reading

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THE MEDAL OF HONOR ON D DAY

D DAY AND THE MEDAL OF HONOR  By Alex Kershaw Too few men received the highest award for valor on D Day. Is it time to correct this 75-year-old injustice?           On 6 June 1944, some 73,000 Americans landed in … Continue reading

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ALEX KERSHAW’S THE FIRST WAVE – ADVANCE PRAISE

“Meet the assaulters: Pathfinders plunging from the black, coxswains plowing the whitecaps, bareknuckle Rangers scaling sheer rock. Will they secure the landing zone? Wrest the beachhead? Or will that last bridge blow up in their faces? Even if we know … Continue reading

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THE LONGEST WINTER

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SOLDIERS AND SPIES TOUR WITH ALEX KERSHAW

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017 TOUR

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