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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 3:11 p.m. PST

Anyone read this? Thoughts? Opinions?

Personal logo Endless Grubs Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 4:24 p.m. PST

I started it a week ago. Fascinating and graphic recollections of being on the receiving end of D-Day. Each chapter is one landing beach, and the survivors are being interviewed 10 years after. The jabo attacks with phosphorous rockets and un-relenting bombardment from the ships combined with 88 fire into landing craft full of troops and equipment is pretty eye-opening.

jdginaz10 Jan 2019 5:03 p.m. PST

Fiction. Self-published book by an unknown author about a soldier of which there is no record.

TonicNH11 Jan 2019 2:33 a.m. PST

Bought it on a whim. Interesting reading but without verifiable/corroborating references it could well be fiction rather than fake

just my 2p worth



Tired Mammal11 Jan 2019 5:12 a.m. PST

I read both volumes and came to the conclusion that he had some genuine material which he used (probably from post war conversations) in the first book then made up some other stories to fill the book and the 2nd book is total fiction.

As others have said with no references your guess is as good as mine but worth it in an amazon sale if only for scenario ideas.

14Bore11 Jan 2019 12:43 p.m. PST

Read the 1st book and thought it was worth reading, found there was a second volume but didn't read that.

Silurian11 Jan 2019 9:17 p.m. PST

Both books are a very good read.

There has certainly been a lot of discussion regarding the authenticity of them, with the general conclusion being a lot of it is fiction.
That being said there is a fair amount of specific information regarding people and places, it's not just generic action. And if you've read a number of memoirs this one has an authentic 'feel' that runs through it. The odd chapter certainly seems fictious, but I think there is core of truth to it as a whole.

There are recollections from multiple soldiers in all sorts of locations.

jdginaz13 Jan 2019 9:41 a.m. PST

If parts of the book are obviously fiction now can any of it be trusted?

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