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George Wilson has garnered much acclaim for this shattering and enlightening memoir. Detailing his odyssey from July, 1944 until the following summer, If You Survive is a startling first-person account of the final year of World War II. Wilson was the only man from his original company to finish the war. As a Second Lieutenant, he went ashore at Utah Beach after the D-Day invasion amidst burned vehicles, sunken landing craft, and broken fortifications. From the breakthrough at Saint-LO, to the Battle of the Bulge, to the final push on Germany, Wilson survived ferocious battles and bitter weather. After earning several decorations and a promotion to First Lieutenant, Wilson was wounded. But he healed quickly and returned to duty.
Wilson’s account is an incredibly moving, continuous stream of devastating combat experiences that will make listeners wonder how any infantryman could have survived this war. Brian Keeler’s narration thoughtfully conveys this riveting tale of survival in the face of impossible odds.
©1987 George D. Wilson (P)2000 Recorded Books
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By David on 02-18-17

the best story of the war in Europe I've read

I will rate books but I rarely write a review. this book merited one for me. I found the writing exceptional. it's to the point it moves quickly. the stories George Wilson has to tell are astounding. I so thoroughly appreciated this book. my father was fortunate that he did not end up in the Battle of the Bulge. it's a long story why he didn't. but he told me that the platoon he was training with in Florida six of the men were killed within days of being in the battle. many more were wounded. he told me but for a stroke of "luck" one of those men might have been him.

if you are interested in a first-hand account of the fighting in France Belgium and Germany toward the end of the war I can't imagine there's a better book than this one.

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By D. Messenger on 05-21-16

Great story and narration

Lots of details. Very interesting to anyone who is interested in personal accounts of wartime experiences. George Wilson is a genuine hero and American patriot.

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