By Robert E. Humphrey
For the soldier at the entrance strains of global struggle II, a life of terror and agony may be filled right into a few bad 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 essentially the most dramatic, hard-fought activities of the war.
Once Upon a Time in War provides a stirring view of strive against from the point of view of the typical soldier. writer Robert E. Humphrey in my opinion retraced the trail of the 99th via Belgium and Germany and performed huge interviews with greater than 300 surviving veterans.
When Humphrey came across that many 99ers had long past to their graves with out telling their tales, he set approximately to honor their carrier and coax reminiscences from survivors. The thoughts stated the following, a lot of them painful and lengthy repressed, are awesome for his or her readability. those narratives, seamlessly woven to create a collective biography, supply a gritty reenactment of global battle II from the enlisted man’s aspect of view.
Although enthusiastic about a unmarried department, Once Upon a Time in War captures the reports of all American GIs who fought in Europe. For readers captivated via Band of Brothers, this booklet bargains a regularly tragic, occasionally heartwarming, yet constantly compelling read.