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The Things Our Fathers Saw free read ½ 106 ✓ 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 pain and shock iThe 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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H 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. First comment I wish someone put so much effort in teaching me history in high school I ended up pretty much finding it an annoyance and only discovered it during universityNow the book This is a very engrossing and easy to read combination of memories of some of the men who fought in the Pacific Theater during WW2 Some were taken captives some watched their best friends die while others suffered terrible injuries Some still wonder whether Nagasaki and Hiroshima had to happen with very different conclusionsOverall the book is great even for novices as the memories are mixed with explanations everything is presented chronologically and there are also some images and maps to helps with understanding Overall great book of memories with a very good blend of emotion and facts I only wish the memories were a bit longer

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The Things Our Fathers SawStark 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. This is a good selection of accounts of soldiers marines and others from the pacific theater of ww2 The individual stories were moving but there wasn’t as coherent an overall message as some other war memoirs probably because there were so many separate stories