By Don Whitehead
Winner of 2 Pulitzer Prizes, Don Whitehead brought battlefield dispatches that have been classics of frontline reporting. one of many mythical journalists of worldwide conflict II, Whitehead coated virtually each very important Allied invasion and crusade in Europe-from landings in Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio at the Italian entrance to Normandy, the place he went ashore with the 1st military department. Writing for the linked Press, he coated the brutal beachhead battling and the Allied sweep to victory throughout France, Belgium, and Germany. bold, valiant, and fearless, Beachhead Donwas one in all 16 correspondents provided the Medal of Freedom via Harry S Truman.Collected right here for the 1st time, his dispatches are classics of battle journalism. This e-book, lengthy past due, may help a brand new new release detect Whitehead's shiny, robust, and unforgettable tales of guys at battle. John Romeiser offers a richly certain creation and history to the guy, his paintings, and his global
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And then it was that Tom Yarbrough saw death dealt from a cold deck. ” But Tom wasn’t calm. “I saw rescue workers bring the still forms of a baby and five women from the basement of a flaming bomb-shattered home in northeastern London,” he says . . and that was during just one ambulance ride to gather up the dead and injured. ” Tom rode through this carnage watching the rescue work, and as a gray dawn began to dispel the ghostly gloom, the woman ambulance driver said to him: “Thank God. P. decided to shift Yarbrough to Cairo.
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