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Best Little Stories From World War II is a collection of more than 150 true stories that bring to life the triumph and tragedy of the second world war. Serving as a window into the lives of those who experienced the war -- soldiers and sailors, heroes and villains, leaders and ordinary people -- the book recounts in human terms the reality of a war that gripped the entire world. These inspiring, poignant, ironic, and sometimes tragic stories and anecdotes make World War II come alive with the thoughts and feelings of those who were there.
"Best Little Stories of World War II" is a journalistic history of World War II in the form of more than 150 vignettes reflecting the war's humor and pathos, triumph and tragedy. Here is the story of the war as it affected soldiers and civilians, leaders and common folk alike - real people who bravely endured the times. While one can never learn or tell all their stories, one can honor their memories by recounting their amazing, inspiring, poignant, ironic, and yes, even pitiful stories in this war to end all wars.
Included are such stories as: Professor William Miller, who collapsed during a 75-mile "death march" in Germany and was saved b the same man who had rescued him from a car wreck in Pennsylvania five years earlier. Karl Fuchs, a German tank gunner who wrote tender letters to his wife as his Panzer division invaded Russia. Jim Kilroy, worker at a shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, whose say of signing off on his inspections became the morale-boosting slogan for countless GI's: "Kilroy was here." Kasuo Sakamaki, pilot of a midget submarine who was captured after a failed attempt to infiltrate Pearl Harbor. "Kitty," the diary of a Jewish teenager in Amsterdam rescued after the war by her father and published in thirty-two languages as "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl.
These and many more stories and anecdotes fill the pages of this fascinating book that will make World War II come alive with the thoughts and feelings of those who were there.
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