Monthly Archives: May 2013

THE FIRST WAVE

THE BUILD UP TO D DAY An extract from The Bedford Boys By Alex Kershaw 6 June 1944, 12.30am: The British troopship Empire Javelin steamed steadily across the Channel. Among her passengers were 34 young men from the small Virginia … Continue reading

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AT FIRST LIGHT

THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT The War in Western Europe, 1944–1945 By Rick Atkinson. 896 pp. Henry Holt and Co., 2013. $40. For almost 15 years—three times longer than World War II lasted—Pulitzer winner Rick Atkinson has toiled with Herculean … Continue reading

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