BRAVE MEN Author:Ernie Pyle This is the book by America's best-loved and most widely read war correspondent, a little man in a soiled and creased brown uniform who hates wars and loves and understands the men who have to fight them. Millions and millions of Americans read Ernie Pyle's Scripps-Howard columns every day, and there is no counting how many of the men in the fox... more »holes, batteries and command posts of the fighting front know him by name and sight. He is their writer, and they mob his jeep when he drives up. And being their writer, he is also peculiarily the writer of their people as well -- their fathers and mothers and wives and children. And they, in fact, are all of us.
BRAVE MEN begins with the landing on Sicily, when the Allies were making their first bold and dramatic assault upon fortress Europe. It ranges from Sicily, Italy and the grim days on the Anzip beachhead through the calm of those last few pre-invasion weeks in Britain, the savage climaxes of the Normandy beaches to the smashing drive through France.
This book is based on the complete and full texts of Ernie Pyle's dispatches from July of 1943 to the liberation of Paris, and includes a final chapter written in the field by the author.« less