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Author: Patrick K O'Donnell; Jeff Riggenbach
Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Patrick O'Donnell uncovers the hidden history of World War II by tracking down and interviewing its most elite troops: the Rangers, Airborne, Marines, and First Special Service Force, forerunners to America's Special Forces. These veterans were often the first in and the last out of every conflict, from Guadalcanal and Burma to the Philippines and the black sands of Iwo Jima. They faced a cruel enemy willing to try  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick K O'Donnell; Jeff Riggenbach
ISBN: 0786195371 9780786195374
OCLC Number: 50406887
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Read by Jeff Riggenbach.
Description: 8 sound disc (ca. 10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: In their own words, World War II's Pacific veterans reveal the heart of combat
Responsibility: by Patrick K. O'Donnell.

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Patrick O'Donnell uncovers the hidden history of World War II by tracking down and interviewing its most elite troops: the Rangers, Airborne, Marines, and First Special Service Force, forerunners to America's Special Forces. These veterans were often the first in and the last out of every conflict, from Guadalcanal and Burma to the Philippines and the black sands of Iwo Jima. They faced a cruel enemy willing to try anything, including kamikaze flights and human-guided torpedoes. Over the course of the war, they had spearheaded D-Day-sized beach assaults, encountered cannibalism, suffered friendly-fire incidents, and endured torture as prisoners of war. By at last telling their stories, these men present an unvarnished look at the war on the ground, a final gift from aging warriors who have already given so much.

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