Book Review: The Dead and Those About to Die: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach by John C. McManus (Four Stars)

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Book Review: The Dead and Those About to Die: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach by John C. McManus

(Four Stars)

“Only two kinds of people are going to be on this beach, the dead and those who are going to die. Now get moving!” Col. George Taylor, lead assault regiment commander

D-Day up close and personal. A significant addition to the record of the sacrifice made by thousands of Americans to free Europe from the tyranny of Adolph Hitler. Closely researched and described to put the reader right among the soldiers dying in the water, on the sand, and on the slopes of Fortress Europa.

“All the beauty of the world was gone. Nothing mattered now except this brutal moment, and survival.”

The only way to make sense out of the senseless mess Continue reading

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