By Robert E. Humphrey
For the soldier at the entrance strains of worldwide battle II, a life of terror and agony will be stuffed right into a few awful hours of strive against. This used to be very true for participants of the 99th Infantry department who repelled the Germans within the conflict of the Bulge and engaged in one of the most dramatic, hard-fought activities of the war.
Once Upon a Time in War offers a stirring view of strive against from the viewpoint of the typical soldier. writer Robert E. Humphrey in my opinion retraced the trail of the 99th via Belgium and Germany and performed large interviews with greater than 300 surviving veterans.
When Humphrey stumbled on that many 99ers had long past to their graves with no telling their tales, he set approximately to honor their provider and coax memories from survivors. The thoughts mentioned right here, a lot of them painful and lengthy repressed, are impressive for his or her readability. those narratives, seamlessly woven to create a collective biography, provide a gritty reenactment of global struggle II from the enlisted man’s element of view.
Although concerned with a unmarried department, Once Upon a Time in War captures the stories of all American GIs who fought in Europe. For readers captivated through Band of Brothers, this publication bargains a frequently tragic, occasionally heartwarming, yet continually compelling read.