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The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day Sacrifice (original 2003; edition 2004)

by Alex Kershaw (Author)

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The Bedford Boys is the astonishing true story of twenty-one young men who were killed during the first horrifying minutes of D-Day and the friends and families they left behind in the small town of Bedford. Twenty-one sons killed-no other town in America suffered a greater loss in one day. It is an unforgettable story of triumph, courage, and tragedy based on extensive interviews with survivors and relatives as well as diaries and letters. Alex Kershaw's remarkable book brings to vivid, heartbreaking life the hitherto untold story of one small American town, their sons, and the brutal, bloody war that deprived them of their futures.… (more)
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Title:The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day Sacrifice
Authors:Alex Kershaw (Author)
Info:Da Capo Press (2004), Edition: Reprint, 328 pages
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Amazing story of one town's participation and sacrifice in the D-Day assault. It was so interesting getting the back stories and then following these boys into the battle. ( )
  bnbookgirl | Jul 16, 2018 |
listened to audio version, great book. ( )
  mike.stephenson | May 26, 2013 |
As I read each name of the Bedford Boys I couldn't help but flip through the memorial section to see if that soldier survived. I will always prefer books that focus on the individual soldiers and their stories over those that try to generalize the strategy.This is a very well written account of one region's sacrifice on DDAY as a part of "the greatest generation." ( )
  gldyson | Dec 30, 2012 |
a really interesting and well written book about the town of bedford virginia and the landing on d-day. 19 young soldiers were killed in the opening minutes of d-day all from the town of bedford. this book follows the training of the unit, the stories of the families back home, and the aftermath of d-day both in the men who served and the families who lost loved ones. i found this book to be incredibly moving and it really made the immense loss of d-day hit home in a profound way. i highly recom...morea really interesting and well written book about the town of bedford virginia and the landing on d-day. 19 young soldiers were killed in the opening minutes of d-day all from the town of bedford. this book follows the training of the unit, the stories of the families back home, and the aftermath of d-day both in the men who served and the families who lost loved ones. i found this book to be incredibly moving and it really made the immense loss of d-day hit home in a profound way. i highly recommend this one. ( )
  shannonkearns | Dec 26, 2010 |
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For Bedford, veterans of D-Day, and those who died that others might be free.
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June 6, 1944, 12:30 a.m.: The British troopship, the Empire Javelin, steamed steadily across the English Channel.
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The Bedford Boys is the astonishing true story of twenty-one young men who were killed during the first horrifying minutes of D-Day and the friends and families they left behind in the small town of Bedford. Twenty-one sons killed-no other town in America suffered a greater loss in one day. It is an unforgettable story of triumph, courage, and tragedy based on extensive interviews with survivors and relatives as well as diaries and letters. Alex Kershaw's remarkable book brings to vivid, heartbreaking life the hitherto untold story of one small American town, their sons, and the brutal, bloody war that deprived them of their futures.

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