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Stark naked’ Nick Grinaldo US Army veteran Saipan By the end of 2018 fewer than 400000 WW II veterans will still be with us out of the over 16 million who put on a uniform But why is it that today nobody seems to know these stories Maybe our veterans did not volunteer; maybe we were too busy with our own lives to ask But they opened up to the younger generation when a history teacher told their grandchildren to ask ‘I hope you'll never have to tell a story like this when you get to be 87 I hope you'll never have to do it' Ralph Leinoff Marine veteran Iwo Jima to his teenage interviewer This book brings you the previously untold firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood of captivity and redemption and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed ‘After 3½ years of starvation and brutal treatment that beautiful symbol of freedom once flies over our head Our POW camp tailor worked all night and finished our first American flag The blue came from a GI barracks bag red from a Jap comforter and the whit. Always worthwhile to listen to the voices of true hero's The stories told by the soldiers and nurses who experienced the horror of war in the Pacific are gripping I would have liked some coherence to tie together the stories and learn about their lives after the war

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The Things Our Fathers SawThe telephone rings on the hospital floor and they tell you it is your mother the phone call you have been dreading You’ve lost part of your face to a Japanese sniper on Okinawa and after many surgeries the doctor has finally told you that at 19 you will never see again The pain and shock is one thing But now you have to tell her from 5000 miles away ‘So I had a hard two months I guess I kept mostly to myself I wouldn't talk to people I tried to figure out what the hell I was going to do when I got home How was I going to tell my mother this You know what I mean’ Jimmy Butterfield WWII Marine veteran From the author of 'The Things Our Fathers Saw' World War II eyewitness history series How soon we forget Or perhaps we were never told That is understandable given what they saw ‘I was talking to a shipmate of mine waiting for the motor launch and all at once I saw a plane go over our ship I did not know what it was but the fellow with me said 'That's a Jap plane Jesus' It went down and dropped a torpedo Then I saw the Uta. SUPER FAST REVIEWI found it interesting those who aren’t into history will be boredSo I liked hearing the stories from all these people who served in WW2 I thought the descriptions were great for research and trying to understand historyThe writing of some things seemed somewhat iffy for some reason I can’t place and the audio narrators were not good the main narrator just doesn’t have a voice that suits narration very well and there’s a female one in a few bits who for some reason says everything in a very monotone manor It actually sounded weirdly like Charlotte from the Poppy videosAlso this is fairly dry at times so not something I’d recommend as a book for people who are just slightly interested in war history Only us history nerdsOverall maybe I would have liked this on paper than on audio I don’t know but overall it’s a decent pick for those particularly interested in WW235

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The Things Our Fathers Saw Read & Download ß 104 ✓ The telephone rings on the hospital floor and they tell you it is your mother the phone call you have been dreading You’ve lost part of your face to a Japanese sniper on Okinawa and after many surgeries the doctor has finally told you that at 19 you will never see again The painH turn over’ Barney Ross US Navy seaman Pearl Harbor At the height of World War II LOOK Magazine profiled a small American community for a series of articles portraying it as the wholesome patriotic model of life on the home front Decades later author Matthew Rozell tracks down over thirty survivors who fought the war in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to the surrender at Tokyo Bay ‘Rage is instantaneous He's looking at me from a crawling position I didn't shoot him; I went and kicked him in the head Rage does funny things After I kicked him I shot and killed him’ Thomas Jones Marine veteran Battle of Guadalcanal These are the stories that the magazine could not tell to the American public ‘I remember it rained like hell that night and the water was running down the slope into our foxholes I had to use my helmet to keep bailing out you know Lt Gower called us together He said 'I think we're getting hit with a banzai We're going to have to pull back 'Holy God there was howling and screaming They had naked women with spears. I commend the author for taking the time to teach his students about World War Two When my children were in school during the 90’s 2000’s I would ask the teachers how much time would the spend on the topic I think a week was the maximum I think one teacher told me three days I found the same message as a substitute teacher in TulsaBroken Arrow Oklahoma Unless the kids had relatives who served they didn’t have a clue and could care less I was appalled The one thing they did know about was the atomic bomb The majority of the students were against it until I went through the numbers of Americans who would be killed and wounded There were still a few holdouts but there were starting to get a picture of the brutality of the Pacific Theatre The execution of the story is interesting He uses Glens Falls NY as his idealic setting It starts with a student from the community who wanted to get into the fight Randy Holmes Hew would graduate Naval Basic Training and find himself assigned to the USS Oklahoma on December 7 1941 For those who don’t know unlike the Arizona she took four torpedoes in the port side and flipped over trapping hundreds of sailors From this point Mr Rozell takes a score of survivors accounts and takes the reader through the entire war My problem with the memoir is it composition Too many times the story would jump forward thus losing the flow and timeline I felt the intro was way too long Introduce yourself and move on The story does capture the tenacity heroism and uncommon valor that was a staple of this generation They didn’t ask for the war but when their country called they answered and never looked back until the war was won If a school doesn’t’ have the time or resources to adeuately cover the most important event in the 20th Century they should pick up a copy this work and make it MANDATORY reading followed up with a lively discussion with the students I found that is what is so lacking in the classroom when it comes to history Stop reading the text and make it come alive