The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day Sacrifice by Alex KershawThe Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day Sacrifice by Alex Kershaw

The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day Sacrifice

byAlex Kershaw

Paperback | May 12, 2004

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June 6, 1944: Nineteen boys from Bedford, Virginia--population just 3,000 in 1944--died in the first bloody minutes of D-Day. They were part of Company A of the 116th Regiment of the 29th Division, and the first wave of American soldiers to hit the beaches in Normandy. Later in the campaign, three more boys from this small Virginia town died of gunshot wounds. Twenty-two sons of Bedford lost--it is a story one cannot easily forget and one that the families of Bedford will never forget. The Bedford Boys is the true and intimate story of these men and the friends and families they left behind.Based on extensive interviews with survivors and relatives, as well as diaries and letters, Kershaw's book focuses on several remarkable individuals and families to tell one of the most poignant stories of World War II--the story of one small American town that went to war and died on Omaha Beach.
Alex Kershaw is the author of the widely acclaimed and bestselling books The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, and The Few, and two biographies: Jack London and Blood and Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Title:The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day SacrificeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.12 × 6.12 × 1 inPublished:May 12, 2004Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306813556

ISBN - 13:9780306813559

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from #1 WWII book ever written. The Bedford Boys, by Alex Kershaw (author) is simply the best nonfiction war book ever written, best WWII nonfiction on market in the world today! Awesome book, page turner.
Date published: 2013-03-14

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"The Bedford Boys is written like Sebastian Junger's A Perfect Storm."