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The Jedburghs finally tell their story and offer a new perspective on D-Day itself. Will Irwin has selected seven of the Jedburgh teams and told their stories as gripping personal narratives. He has gathered archival documents, diaries and correspondence, and interviewed Jed veterans and family members in order to present this portrait of their crucial role, a role recognized by Churchill and Eisenhower, in the struggle to liberate Europe in 1944-45.
This is narrative history at its most compelling; a vivid drama of the battle for France from deep behind enemy lines.
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By Alex on 01-19-06
Really Enjoyed It
It might be two folksy for some military history buffs, but I really liked this book. While it covered your basic military history - how people trained, what they did, etc. - I really liked that you got the background of the people involved. This person was smart, but couldn't afford college because his father was sick... This person was in law school from a well-to-do family... AND at the end of the book, he gives the further story of the people. This guy was married to ... on ..., 1946 had three boys and two girls and was a diplomat, etc. Really made the people live!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By andrew on 02-04-07
good history; not so good reader
The history was fascinating, and I learned alot, in spite of a reader who wasn't very familiar (in my opinion) with the material ... his sense of timing and punctuation via vocal inflection was, and I don't mean to be unkind, atrocious, nearly to the point of keeping me from finishing the book. It was only because of the storyline that I was able to continue to the end.
In short, I recommend the author and the history; I will avoid the reader in the future.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful