Combat Veterans' Stories of World War II: Volume 1 : Combat Veterans' Stories of World War II

  • by Norman Black
  • Narrated by Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
  • Series: Combat Veterans' Stories of World War II
  • 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The stories of 20 combat veterans in this book tell experiences of average Americans that fought enemies of the US in World War II. They relate much previously unavailable information about the military in which they served and the battles they fought, from North Africa to Europe, where the possibility of death and permanent physical and mental injury was their common experience. This book is a "must listen" for those that think they have learned all there is to know about World War II.

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True stories from real heroes

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes I would recommend this to anyone with interest in military history. It's basically 20 short biographies of men who have served in the US armed forces in WW2. I learned so much interesting small details which aren't often mentioned in the bigger more wide ranging WW2 histories, this for me made the accounts very personal.


What other book might you compare Combat Veterans' Stories of World War II: Volume 1 to and why?

This is the first book of true military stories I have read like this in mini 'autobiography' fashion, unless of course you want to compare it to World War Z.


Which character – as performed by Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret – was your favorite?

Hard to choose an overall favourite, as many of the stories were touching and really brought home the incredible bravery of 'ordinary' people who in thuth at least in my eyes are extraordinary. I liked the story of Arnold 'Ray' Lambert, such an honest account of a humble guy. A veterinarian who became a medic in the army.


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I would, if it was done right.


Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book and I must say I was moved by many accounts in it. Capt. Kevin Spalding was brilliant as narrator and his voicing of the various vets. was excellent.This is my honest unbiased review which I give in return for a review copy of the book.

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- Darren

Should Be Required Reading High School History

This is a compilation of 20 combat veterans who served for the US during World War II. They are told from a position that only one who went through it can tell.

This should be required reading for junior high to high school age students.

Each account is a complete recounting; from just before the combat veteran was activated to where he and his family currently stand as of 2015.

Unfortunately, time marches on and we are soon going to lose all of our World War II veterans. I'm glad that Norman Black took the time to interview and write the stories down.

The narration by Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret was steady and strong. He made for allowances during the more vulnerable times but only as the veteran himself would have told it.

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- DK "No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-09-2015
  • Publisher: Norman Black