Monthly Archives: December 2016

THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN WASKOW

To mark the anniversary of the death of Captain Waskow, killed near San Pietro on 12 December 1943, I am posting Ernie Pyle’s deeply moving account and a beautiful letter that Waskow had upon him when he died – it … Continue reading

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WHERE THE BEDFORD BOYS LANDED

NOT LONG AGO I CROSSED DOG GREEN SECTOR OF OMAHA BEACH – THE BLOODIEST SANDS OF D DAY AND INDEED IN AMERICAN HISTORY. THE IMAGES SHOW MY GROUP RE-ENACTING THE FIRST ACTIONS OF THE BEDFORD BOYS AS THEY LINED UP … Continue reading

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RIP LYLE BOUCK

REST IN PEACE LYLE To commemorate the passing of Lyle Bouck, commander pf WWII’s most decorated US platoon, I am posting an extract from THE LONGEST WINTER and several photos. Chapter 7: The Last Sunset Lanzareth-December 16, 1944 At 4:03 … Continue reading

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