In this dramatic and compelling WW II
nonfiction work, Gene Metcalfe announces to his senior math class in
November, 1942 that he has quit school and is reporting for duty with
the 82nd Airborne, 508th PIR.
Only a few hours into his
first combat mission he finds himself deep in the bowels of a Charlemagne
Era castle, wedged between a pair of machine gun toting “SS” fanatics
while being interrogated by the notorious Nazi Heinrich Himmler.
It was only the beginning
of what would prove to be eight harrowing months under the thumb of
the Nazi High Command. He would witness carnage, mass murder, executions,
risk his life to save a wounded fellow paratrooper, suffer extreme deprivation,
be used as slave labor and continuously dodge death at the hands of
both the German and Allied armed forces.
PAGES: 256 pp. ILLUSTRATIONS:
60 black and white photographs and original illustrations. BINDING:
Hardback. DIMENSIONS: 6 x 9 inches.
Release Date: March 14, 2019