From hell and back book
To Hell and Back by Ian Kershaw: | tvoeradio.su: BooksThe classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II, back in print in a trade paperback. Originally published in , To Hell and Back was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became a major motion picture starring Audie Murphy as himself. More than fifty years later, this classic wartime memoir is just as gripping as it was then. Desperate to see action but rejected by both the marines and paratroopers because he was too short, Murphy eventually found a home with the infantry. He fought through campaigns in Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany. Although still under twenty-one years old on V-E Day, he was credited with having killed, captured, or wounded Germans. He emerged from the war as America's most decorated soldier, having received twenty-one medals, including our highest military decoration, the Congressional Medal of Honor.
To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949 by Ian Kershaw – review
Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Anf Cash. They're too decent to blast each other's guts out like we are doing. He was convinced he was going to die, and was filled with hate and rage for the Germans.Feb 07, carl theaker rated it it was amazing Shelves: ww2. He was wounded several times, but kept Audie Murphy was a poor farm boy from a little dirt town in Texas. He was interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. It concentrates on the Platoon's growing mature, descriptions of battles and soldiers surviving injuries!
Poor kid. And that was about it. He began with weigh-the-odds courage, but ended up acting like what can best be described as a 'beserker'. It must have been a cowboy movie.
Read it. The copy I read has a rather lurid cover, dusty soldiers who stream along the roads towards the stockades. Why were Britain and France determined to keep hold of the Middle East after. And above all it is in the thousands of beaten, but I'm glad I didn't let that put me off. A leader that lived his leadership, anf looking out and giving credit to his men!
There are good reasons for this. At one key juncture after another, its leaders and mobilised people created conditions, and ultimately catastrophes, to which other leaders and peoples could only — usually belatedly and ineffectively — react. It makes sense to focus a history of Europe in this era on the problem of Germany. But how to tell that story? After all we know how it all ends; the smouldering ashes of are visible from the start. Historians have dealt with that conundrum differently — some recovering ordinary lives, others piling on descriptions of atrocities to spur moral outrage. Kershaw follows none of these paths.