The Combat Diaries: True Stories from the Frontlines of World War II (Hardcover)

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The Combat Diaries: True Stories from the Frontlines of World War II (Hardcover)

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From Normandy to Iwo Jima. True stories of combat...as told by the men who lived it.


World War II was the most destructive conflict in human history. At its peak, the US military drew some 16 million men into its ranks to defeat the Axis Powers. They came from nearly every walk of life-farmers, tradesmen, teachers, lawyers, professional athletes, and even Hollywood celebrities. But whether they came from the wheat fields of Kansas, the streets of New York, or the backlots of Tinseltown, these everyday heroes answered the call of duty when their country needed them. They were ordinary men who accomplished extraordinary things. Today, we call them the "Greatest Generation."


The Combat Diaries is a collection of true stories from veterans who served on the frontlines during World War II. Their stories include:


  • A young sailor aboard PT-306, who ferried British Commandos and Allied spies onto mainland Europe.


  • A young fighter pilot who was among the few Americans to fly a British Spitfire into combat.


  • A Navy combat diver ("frogman") who swam at night among the Japanese-held islands, defusing underwater mines, and setting demolitions to assist the Marines' amphibious assaults...


...and many more.


Members of the Greatest Generation are leaving us at the rate of several hundred per day. Indeed, the youngest cohort of World War II veterans are now in their nineties. The Combat Diaries is a testament to their enduring legacy.

Product Details ISBN: 9798985428551
Publisher: Magnum Books
Publication Date: March 31st, 2022
Pages: 180
Language: English