Brave Men Author:Ernie Pyle This is the new book by America's best-loved and most widely read war correspondent, a little man in a soiled and creased brown unifmorm who hates wars and loves and understands the men who have to firght 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 ... more »the foxholes, 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 drawmatic 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-invation weeks in Britain, the savage climaxes of the Normandy beaches to the smashing drive through France.
This book, like HERE IS YOUR WAR, 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 dhapter written in the field by the authorspecially for this volume. He himself read most of the its proofs while he was with the Paris-bound American forces in France. The publishers believe that it is a magnificent piece of reading, irrespective of its author's fame, one that will earn even more enthusiastic comment than that which greeted HERE IS YOUR WAR.« less