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    I loved this book.I thought I knew the premise of the story before downloading it, but by the end of the first few chapters I realized this was so much more then the brief first encounter of the main characters. It's a story of two young men, on opposites sides of the war, sharing the same experiences- fighting to hold sane and survive the horrors of are introduced to Franz (the German pilot) first and then Charlie's story (the American pilot) is intertwined later on. There is no method to read Franz's portion without being in awe of what he survived-multiple bail outs, crashes, and over 480 missions. Being introduced to Franz first makes his run-in with Charlie's plane all the more remarkable - here was this battle-hardened pilot who showed wonderful compassion, knowing if he were caught it would mean his own e authors do a unbelievable job of seamlessly moving between the characters and you obtain so attached to them that I found myself hesitating when turning the pages because I wanted the ones I liked to live a bit longer. I finished it hours ago, but I know I'm going to reread my favorite chapters before bed tonight!

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    First, I need to allow all readers know that I worked on this book, supplying Adam with some of my research and interview materials. When I reviewed the manuscript, he had already made a solid work. The book is completely factual, all parties and happenings mentioned are depicted as they were, and I knew and interviewed all the persons mentioned with exception to Charlie anz was an perfect pilot, a amazing man, a humanist, who hated the battle and despised the Nazi Party, but loved flying. His Catholic background and his having been exposed to the honorable men he flew with, such as Ludwig Franzisket, Gustav Rodel, Werner Schroer, Johannes Steinhoff, Eduard Neumann, Emil Clade, Friedrich Korner, Adolf Galland, and especially Hans-Joachim Marseille reinforced that sense of chivalry, and code of honor among these airmen that is often overlooked in the post battle propaganda and the maelstrom of uneducated bias.I suggest that this book, which is ironically in competetion with The Star of Africa, written by my wife and I, be read in public schools and by the average American. Even if you are not an aviation or history enthusiast, the human element and drama should be enough to justify your time. What the readers will also learn is that Franz, despite his humanist streak, was not that unusual among the men of the Luftwaffe. His experiences with JG-27 in North Africa, and the exposure he had to the previously mentioned men, especially Marseille, and the impressions left upon him, helped mold his attitude.I highly recommend this book, and I hope that this work receives all of the positive recognition that it deserves. Franz and Charlie were not special men, but they were both very fortunate to have crossed paths. Their post battle friendship, much like that of Col. Joe Peterburs who shot down Oberleutnant Walter Schuck in his Me-262, is something special. This book points this fact out. Once the guns fall silent, the professional fighters set aside their differences. That is what Edu Neuman called the ingredient "that separates us from the animals." Highly recommended as a History and Military Book Club selection.

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    A Higher Call by Adam Makos: Review by Tom GauthierHow often do you have problem reading the latest page of an action packed battle story because of the blur of tears? First time for me, as I finished Adam Makos fresh book A Higher ter eight years of painstaking research, Makos has produced a singular piece of work: the real and wonderful story of two pilots who locked eyes--and I feel locked souls--across a span of deadly sky over Nazi Germany in 1943, changing the fortunes and the futures of all who were am Makos provides us a close-up of the American experience, before during and after this incident. But he also, and in marvelously rich detail, gives us a rare look into the machinations of the Luftwaffe, again, before the battle and through to the very end..... Engines failed, hurt was extensive to flight surfaces, yet under the powerful hands of their young pilot, Charlie Brown, the ship remained precariously in the air. Back in the plane's fuselage the squad was bravely caring for each other--some with grievous wounds. As they approached the European coastline, Charlie knew that any moment the coastal flak guns would begin up and finish them ddenly, from behind and below them a FW-109 climbed up from the treetops and began its attack run on the helpless Pub. With all guns frozen the squad could only watch with the resignation of pending death. At the controls of the 109, Franz Stigler, an experienced ace saw the target that would raise his "kill" count. But he didn't kill. I will not herein tell you what transpired in the minds of the American airman or the German pilot. It is something you must read for yourself and allow it sink in to your soul, as I arlie Brown and Franz Stigler survived the war. There was no official mention of Stigler's saving Ye Olde Pub in American records. In Germany, he could say nothing and hope no one recognized his plane from the ground--or it would be a firing team for e story of their meeting decades later and the ability to share the private feelings of all who were touched by the incident near Christmas 1943 over Germany. Here's where I began to tear am Makos has brought us an action packed adventure story. But he has done it through the eyes, souls, fears, and private travails of both the Germans and the Americans. Yes it's a battle story, but more than that it's a warriors' story--humanized but not trivialized like we've never seen before. Vicious and deadly war could not snuff chivalry and a higher call. It's is so amazing to be reminded of this through a true life story.A Higher Call is a must read.Dr. Tom Gauthier, MBA, Award Winning NovelistCo-host of Military Author RadioMilitary Writers' Society of AmericaU.S. Air Force Veteran

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    Oddly enough I have had a desktop Background of this exact situation on my laptop for at least the latest yearbefore running across this perfect read.I found a deep fresh respect for the german pilots of WWII and was very surprised at the conditions theylived through both during and after the thing I had never thought of was that they didn't obtain to go home after say 25 missions or 1 year tour of duty as a lot of of the Allies pilots r them it was begin to finish.Every Aviation history buff needs to read this fine acc of the Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler e image I added is the background I spoke of.

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    This is one of the best books I have ever read. I have been a WW2 buff for a lot of a lot of years. My father served in the Navy in the Pacific during WW2 but never spoke of it to his death. There is a reason that it is called "The Greatest Generation" because it was basically an unselfish one which is very hard to duplicate today. Although having seen and read almost all there is about the WW2, it was only by "accident" that I saw a Youtube clip called "A Higher Call" not long ago. I ordered the book from Amazon and couldn't place it down. The author writes in such a method that it makes you feel that you are right there, watching these characters and happenings unfold before your very eyes. Having learned about the honor of a lot of soldiers of the Civil War, WW1 and WW2, this book touched a unique nerve in my heart. Whether it be the two infantry soldiers during the Civil War, one a Yankee and the other, Johnny Reb, as they stood in a shallow part of the Potomac River exchanging a few puffs of tobacco for a couple of sips of coffee, or the German and British soldiers exchanging the same during a Christmas truce on the battlefield during WW1, the goodness of the human spirit seems the prevail even during the harshest of battlefield conditions. Only the hand of an invisible God could have brought these happenings together, the that of a young Lieutenant piloting a severely damaged B-17 and a warrior Ace in his BF-109 who required only one more slay to keep the coveted Knight's Cross for bravery. The book so inspired me that I began to tell everyone I could about it. Then this Christmas, to my utter surprise, my wife had gotten me the portrait called "The Guardian" by Nicholas Trudgian depicting the Brown's crippled B-17 with Stiglar's ME-109 off to its right. This book will create you laugh and cry and stir all manner of emotions in the happenings that came together in an almost wonderful climax. The ending of the book is as emotional as the rest of the story in my humble opinion. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about a generation where honor and respect for humanity trumped the selfish ambitions for private glory at the expense of another. I salute such honorable fighters as Frans Stigler and Charlie Brown. You will not be disappointed in this well researched, little but necessary piece of WW2 history.

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    This story has unique meaning for my brother Phillip and myself because our late father was a pilot in the Royal flying Corps in UK in WW1 and had a related experience. Our father 2nd. Lt. H.E. L. Townsend of 55 squadron, while returning from a bombing mission in his DH4 had engine trouble-petrol blockage and radiator bursting, had to create a forced landing about 30 miles north of Verdun. He created a amazing landing and he and his observer removed their lewis gun and blew up their machine before a party of German units who had been shooting at them in an effort to prevent to prevent them fro destroying their machine came over and created our father and his observer, 1st class mechanic J Greenway POWsOur father could speak German, having taken it as a language topic at school. and he and the officer in charge of the soldiers, Captain Anton Rau exchanged their names and addresses so that they could perhaps write to each other after the war. We till have dad's old cheque book onwhich captain Rau wrote his name and address our father he was very decent and friendly and kind. Dad was a POW for 5 months beforeescaping from Rugen in the Baltic with six others in a commandeered fishing boat which they sailed to Denmark and from there created their wayback to UK By then the battle had ended so he never saw battle service again. In 1922 Dad returned home to Australia and eventually becamemanager of a steel foundry here in Sydney. If you are interested I could add more to this story and add some photos. We have really enjoyed all0ur 'amazon books' and I'm you won't have seen the latest of us Yours sincerely John and Phillip Townsend

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    A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of WorldWar II review [Book]  2018-2-6 18:0

    EXCELLENT book about an AMAZING story from Globe Battle II! I found a print of this action when a heavily damaged B-17G attempting to return to England after a raid, is approached by a Gemran Br-109 warrior plane, but the squad of the B-17 are stunned when the German pilot not only doesn't shoot them down, but attempts help them to land their plane in nearby neutral Switzerland, but tutorials them to the coast through a Flak battery, before giving them a salute and flying back to his base! Both pilots survive and by possibility meet up in the United States after the War!! An wonderful story that is aptly named!

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    My father was a navigator on a B17 during WWII. I just finished transcribing his everyday journal and through that, discovered a fresh appreciation for the sacrifices that his generation created in the cause of freedom. A follower of my blog about his journal recommended this book to me. Having immersed myself into my dad's everyday happenings during his WWII service time, I was primed to read more.While some see this book as giving a pass to the Third Reich, I see this book as chronicling the lives of two men, Franz Stigler, the German who chose honor over country, and Charlie Brown, the B-17 pilot struggling to bring his wounded ship and squad home. They were brought together in an improbable situation where one had the power of life and death over the other. In the words of Charlie Brown, the real character in the story is Stigler.I found the book to be written well essentially divided into three segments, the life of Franz Stigler, the life of Charlie Brown, and the unlikely circumstances that brought them together in later life where they found a common bond of brotherhood.War is a not good activity. Accounts of honorable acts such as this do not remove the horror of war. We can, however, search hope that goodness can be found in our hearts despite evil that may surround us.

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    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Franz Stigler's experiences before, during, and after the battle mirrored my father's own experiences. He was also in the Luftwaffe(as a JU-52 transport pilot) and began as a glider sport pilot that was "enlisted" after having been promised a career as a commercial airline pilot by the regime-so reading this book interested me from the outset, and reminded me of my Dad's occasional comments of his life-especially Franz's time in North Africa. Having read a number of WWII memoirs, I found most of them to be beautiful boring. The diaries of endless individual missions written by pilots, while interesting at first, can become dull, and numb me after a while. Most of them lack any perspective of the non-combat experiences and the human element of the characters, choosing instead to supplement a chronological reading of the subject's missions with an abundance of detail of all the well known reasons(at least to WWII history readers) for different operations of both the Axis and Allied militaries. And if, for example, I wish to read a book about the info of development of the ME109 as it was modified during the war-I'll pick up another book about that. This book doesn't do that. Instead, the book brings both Franz and Charlie Brown to life. I like to be able to visualize what I'm reading-and this book does that for me. My only criticism would be that, as a few other readers have pointed out, there is a bit of overly melodramatic writing that comes off as a bit awkward-but it's minimal. It's a amazing read that will appeal to readers of WWII history for it's private insight into the hero of Franz and Charlie, as well as other readers that are looking for an unexpected human interest story in a historical setting about two adversaries. Of the WWII memoirs/stories that I have read this ranks second only to "Reach for the Sky", a truly inspirational, enjoyable book. I'd like to search more historical reading like this.

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    A mate and I visited an aviation museum in McMinnville, Oregon. The docent who led our tour through the museum spoke about a painting he donated to the museum. It depicts the German warrior plane flying next to the crippled B-17 as the shoreline of the North Sea passes below. The docent told the story of the German pilot who did not shoot down a bloodied bomber crew, but allowed them to limp 300 miles back to a base in England. Thereby the German pilot answered a higher call to preserve life rather than destroy an opponent who might return later for more bomb e book is more than what led up to a remarkable encounter. It describes how aviators on both sides of the same battle thought about their obligations and the sense of right and wrong they each brought to what they did. As a result, they were remarkably related in the method they each thought. That is a second tale in the book and is every bit as significant as the encounter between a warrior plane and a crippled bomber.Herman Goering's personality and attitudes became an extra story that offered insight about how and why the German people came to disdain the Luftwaffe, also into why the ME-262 Schwalbe jet warrior did not become a factor in the outcome of the war.I found two inaccuracies in the book. First, the radio man on Ye Olde Pub (the B-17 in the story) is said to have labored over his radio with its tubes and transistor chips. Transistors were not invented until three years after the battle ended. Electronic chips did not come along until the 1960s, maybe the late 1950s in some applications. And, second, I have driven through parts of Germany where the encounter between the two planes took place. This would be over Ostfriesland or Lower Saxony near Oldenburg, Jever, and Shortens. The book speaks about the pine trees of northern Germany. I remember plenty of deciduous trees, but no pine trees, although there may be a few here and there.I recently read The Secret Agent (Stephan Talty) about Eric Erickson. He was an American of Swedish parents who sold petroleum to the Nazis after going back to Stockholm in the 1930s. He became an American spy and was able to convince the German High Command he was an ardent Nazi. He was able to obtain a pass that allowed him to tour petroleum refineries in Germany no questions asked, including the 25 plants producing synthetic petroleum from coal. He relayed their areas to London and the Allies bombed those facilities. A Higher Call mentions issues stemming from acute petroleum shortages late in the war. The two books reinforce one another.

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    I loved this book.I thought I knew the premise of the story before downloading it, but by the end of the first few chapters I realized this was so much more then the brief first encounter of the main characters. It's a story of two young men, on opposites sides of the war, sharing the same experiences- fighting to hold sane and survive the horrors of are introduced to Franz (the German pilot) first and then Charlie's story (the American pilot) is intertwined later on. There is no method to read Franz's portion without being in awe of what he survived-multiple bail outs, crashes, and over 480 missions. Being introduced to Franz first makes his run-in with Charlie's plane all the more remarkable - here was this battle-hardened pilot who showed wonderful compassion, knowing if he were caught it would mean his own e authors do a unbelievable job of seamlessly moving between the characters and you obtain so attached to them that I found myself hesitating when turning the pages because I wanted the ones I liked to live a bit longer. I finished it hours ago, but I know I'm going to reread my favorite chapters before bed tonight!

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    A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II review [Book]  2018-2-18 18:0

    First, I need to allow all readers know that I worked on this book, supplying Adam with some of my research and interview materials. When I reviewed the manuscript, he had already made a solid work. The book is completely factual, all parties and happenings mentioned are depicted as they were, and I knew and interviewed all the persons mentioned with exception to Charlie anz was an perfect pilot, a amazing man, a humanist, who hated the battle and despised the Nazi Party, but loved flying. His Catholic background and his having been exposed to the honorable men he flew with, such as Ludwig Franzisket, Gustav Rodel, Werner Schroer, Johannes Steinhoff, Eduard Neumann, Emil Clade, Friedrich Korner, Adolf Galland, and especially Hans-Joachim Marseille reinforced that sense of chivalry, and code of honor among these airmen that is often overlooked in the post battle propaganda and the maelstrom of uneducated bias.I suggest that this book, which is ironically in competetion with The Star of Africa, written by my wife and I, be read in public schools and by the average American. Even if you are not an aviation or history enthusiast, the human element and drama should be enough to justify your time. What the readers will also learn is that Franz, despite his humanist streak, was not that unusual among the men of the Luftwaffe. His experiences with JG-27 in North Africa, and the exposure he had to the previously mentioned men, especially Marseille, and the impressions left upon him, helped mold his attitude.I highly recommend this book, and I hope that this work receives all of the positive recognition that it deserves. Franz and Charlie were not special men, but they were both very fortunate to have crossed paths. Their post battle friendship, much like that of Col. Joe Peterburs who shot down Oberleutnant Walter Schuck in his Me-262, is something special. This book points this fact out. Once the guns fall silent, the professional fighters set aside their differences. That is what Edu Neuman called the ingredient "that separates us from the animals." Highly recommended as a History and Military Book Club selection.

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    A Higher Call by Adam Makos: Review by Tom GauthierHow often do you have problem reading the latest page of an action packed battle story because of the blur of tears? First time for me, as I finished Adam Makos fresh book A Higher ter eight years of painstaking research, Makos has produced a singular piece of work: the real and wonderful story of two pilots who locked eyes--and I feel locked souls--across a span of deadly sky over Nazi Germany in 1943, changing the fortunes and the futures of all who were am Makos provides us a close-up of the American experience, before during and after this incident. But he also, and in marvelously rich detail, gives us a rare look into the machinations of the Luftwaffe, again, before the battle and through to the very end..... Engines failed, hurt was extensive to flight surfaces, yet under the powerful hands of their young pilot, Charlie Brown, the ship remained precariously in the air. Back in the plane's fuselage the squad was bravely caring for each other--some with grievous wounds. As they approached the European coastline, Charlie knew that any moment the coastal flak guns would begin up and finish them ddenly, from behind and below them a FW-109 climbed up from the treetops and began its attack run on the helpless Pub. With all guns frozen the squad could only watch with the resignation of pending death. At the controls of the 109, Franz Stigler, an experienced ace saw the target that would raise his "kill" count. But he didn't kill. I will not herein tell you what transpired in the minds of the American airman or the German pilot. It is something you must read for yourself and allow it sink in to your soul, as I arlie Brown and Franz Stigler survived the war. There was no official mention of Stigler's saving Ye Olde Pub in American records. In Germany, he could say nothing and hope no one recognized his plane from the ground--or it would be a firing team for e story of their meeting decades later and the ability to share the private feelings of all who were touched by the incident near Christmas 1943 over Germany. Here's where I began to tear am Makos has brought us an action packed adventure story. But he has done it through the eyes, souls, fears, and private travails of both the Germans and the Americans. Yes it's a battle story, but more than that it's a warriors' story--humanized but not trivialized like we've never seen before. Vicious and deadly war could not snuff chivalry and a higher call. It's is so amazing to be reminded of this through a true life story.A Higher Call is a must read.Dr. Tom Gauthier, MBA, Award Winning NovelistCo-host of Military Author RadioMilitary Writers' Society of AmericaU.S. Air Force Veteran

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    Oddly enough I have had a desktop Background of this exact situation on my laptop for at least the latest yearbefore running across this perfect read.I found a deep fresh respect for the german pilots of WWII and was very surprised at the conditions theylived through both during and after the thing I had never thought of was that they didn't obtain to go home after say 25 missions or 1 year tour of duty as a lot of of the Allies pilots r them it was begin to finish.Every Aviation history buff needs to read this fine acc of the Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler e image I added is the background I spoke of.

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    I just finished this latest night and I can't stop thinking about it. What an awesome story......people can't create this kind of items up, which is why I prefer the real stories like this one. I love how the author wove us into the lives of Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown -- so we got to know them even before we reached the main happening of the story. We got to know this German Air Force pilot -- and he was just another man, doing his job to defend his country. I was quite surprised at how the German Air Force didn't really associate with the Nazi Party, and how they had their own strict rules, like not shooting down a man who was in a parachute. I guess like most people, I figured they were all Nazi's, but they weren't, and I found myself daring to really like Franz as I got to know him in the book. Then comes Charlie Brown, and hearing his antics of buzzing his house in his little city in West Virginia -- and getting to know his squad friends was a delightful read. Reading how their lives were on the base in England created me feel that I was an observer in their lives. Then there was that flight -- and I felt like I was in the plane with them as they kept getting hit - one after another and thinking "oh no they are going down" -- and I know I was reading faster and faster, probably skipping more words than reading them, just to obtain to the highlight to search out what happened. I won't give anything away, but trust me -- coming from a woman who also happens to love US History stories - especially TRUE ones -- this book is fantastic. Even if you aren't a history buff, this is still an awesome story. I would give this book 10 stars if I could. It definitely needs to be created into a film -- HOLLYWOOD are you listening? Create this book into a film but for crying out loud, don't change the story. It doesn't need it! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book!

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    I just finished this at 1 AM and vowed to write an immediate review. See, I don't stay up til 1 AM for is book is essentially a narrative of two men in a difficult world, just living day-to-day until it is over. Both begin from the point of view that as military fliers, they were initially somewhat removed from the everyday death and destruction that is wrought of their jobs because they didn't see the faces of those who died from their missions. This distance, though, quickly disappeared as the human toll of their missions became more n any of you imagine that you'd be forced into a job where it is kill-or-be-killed on a everyday basis? That is what battle does and in this case, the people of Germany had no true choice in the matter. Using hate and bigotry, a vicious political minority set the country on a path of destruction that they never deserved. They were deliberately kept ignorant and fearful by the propaganda machine that knows that an ignorant and frightened populace is more easily controlled. (And remember, this is an necessary point today in this country.) The German people were every bit as victimized as those of other countries invaded by their dictator. And this dictator brought about amazing hardship and death and destruction to the country the German citizens loved. This easy fact comes forth, over and over again in this story and should be a lesson to all who prejudge is book is well written and meticulously detailed to present the everyday life of Hanz Stiegler as he struggled with his put in this mess. Of course, Charlie Smith and his crew's experience and struggles are also well detailed, but I think a lot of Americans have at least a passing knowledge of the American experience in all of this. The German experience? Not so much.I would hope that this book will be read by a lot of more, but more importantly, that a lot of will take lessons from it and step back to review their own lives and prejudices and how they're influenced by propaganda, within the framework of their fresh 'education'.

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    Makos gets at what it was like to be a member of a WWII US Troops Air Corps B17 bomber squad member in "A Higher Call".The highlighted story is about a badly damaged B17 and its squad on its first mission. When it tried to create it back to England a German warrior pilot swooped down on it and soon realized that it was badly if not mortally crippled. Instead of shooting it down the warrior escorted the bomber over the heavily defended coast thus sparing the bomber from having to run a gauntlet of deadly flack. Why did he do it? Why not just shoot down he bomber and claim another air victory? This is the focus of this book.Of course the book is about much more than this one encounter, it's about war, horror, battle, death, life, duty, and honor.While not as compelling a tale as his more latest book "Devotion" Makos does a fine job of capturing what it may have been like to be a German warrior pilot and what it was like to be a bomber e telling seemed less focused, er, a bit more diffuse than in "Devotion" and I had to wait and wonder when he was going to obtain to the main tale. Then once I got there it seemed somewhat like a marginal note than a center piece. That was OK, it played an necessary role in the huge l in all this was a amazing read, but not a amazing one.4 solid stars

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    A mate and I visited an aviation museum in McMinnville, Oregon. The docent who led our tour through the museum spoke about a painting he donated to the museum. It depicts the German warrior plane flying next to the crippled B-17 as the shoreline of the North Sea passes below. The docent told the story of the German pilot who did not shoot down a bloodied bomber crew, but allowed them to limp 300 miles back to a base in England. Thereby the German pilot answered a higher call to preserve life rather than destroy an opponent who might return later for more bomb e book is more than what led up to a remarkable encounter. It describes how aviators on both sides of the same battle thought about their obligations and the sense of right and wrong they each brought to what they did. As a result, they were remarkably related in the method they each thought. That is a second tale in the book and is every bit as significant as the encounter between a warrior plane and a crippled bomber.Herman Goering's personality and attitudes became an extra story that offered insight about how and why the German people came to disdain the Luftwaffe, also into why the ME-262 Schwalbe jet warrior did not become a factor in the outcome of the war.I found two inaccuracies in the book. First, the radio man on Ye Olde Pub (the B-17 in the story) is said to have labored over his radio with its tubes and transistor chips. Transistors were not invented until three years after the battle ended. Electronic chips did not come along until the 1960s, maybe the late 1950s in some applications. And, second, I have driven through parts of Germany where the encounter between the two planes took place. This would be over Ostfriesland or Lower Saxony near Oldenburg, Jever, and Shortens. The book speaks about the pine trees of northern Germany. I remember plenty of deciduous trees, but no pine trees, although there may be a few here and there.I recently read The Secret Agent (Stephan Talty) about Eric Erickson. He was an American of Swedish parents who sold petroleum to the Nazis after going back to Stockholm in the 1930s. He became an American spy and was able to convince the German High Command he was an ardent Nazi. He was able to obtain a pass that allowed him to tour petroleum refineries in Germany no questions asked, including the 25 plants producing synthetic petroleum from coal. He relayed their areas to London and the Allies bombed those facilities. A Higher Call mentions issues stemming from acute petroleum shortages late in the war. The two books reinforce one another.

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    Adam Makos should take a bow. He's taken one little incident in WW2 Europe (small to us, the reader), one that had been hushed up by the US Troops Air Force, and created not only a amazing book but a amazing history out of it. The main characters are both brave men, Franz Stigler, who goes from Lufthansa pilot to Luftwaffe Trainer, to warrior pilot, defending his country versus the Allied Air Armada. But Stigler isn't a Nazi, in fact he is an excommunicated Catholic, who never loses his belief and in one unbelievable moment of mercy (which would have gotten him killed), allows Charlie Brown, Farmboy turned pilot from West Virgina, to escape German skies in his battered B-17. For years the two men wondered if the other survived. I won't say more about the book, since that would spoil it for any readers, but I will say that that latest few chapters place tears in my eyes. Mr. Makos brings both men to vivid life, letting us see that not every German was a Nazi, that some didn't let the darkest time in German history to ruin them. I give this book the highest recommendation. Just a brilliant, brilliant book that deserves to be on the Kindle or bookshelf of every Globe Battle Two history buff. Bravo, Mr. Makos!A Higher Call: An Wonderful Real Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of Globe Battle II

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    The writing is a @#$%!&oppy in the first few chapters, especially in those which recount the German's story - almost as if it was written in German and translated into English. Perhaps this was even intentional, though it makes the reading a tad tedious in parts. But, the story was so amazing that I felt compelled to hold reading. And I'm sure glad I did - the writing gets better as the book continues, and the story is just wonderful!

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    A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II review [Book]  2017-11-28 18:0

    This is a fascinating story. Canadian industrialist and master spy Sir William Stephenson (i.e. 'Intrepid') was obviously a brilliant man who saw ominous signs in Europe after Globe Battle I. His business connections and unassuming demeanor gave him access to Germany and all of Europe during the period between globe wars. His first-hand experiences in Globe Battle I gave him insight into imminent dangers similar to the rise of Nazism in the 1930's. His hero gave him access to what would be the main Allied leaders and he got their attention. The intelligence networks that he organized and operated were the few promising 'tools' that Britain had early in the war, before the U. S. officially entered the war. Stephenson also forged a relationship of mutual trust with Franklin Roosevelt that was instrumental in the U. S. quietly preparing for the battle when public opinion was vastly isolationist. Somehow, I never thought about attempted Nazi influence in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Stephenson's network, in conjunction with the FBI, largely thwarted these efforts early in Globe Battle II. I could go on, but take my word that this book is fascinating. This book was written in the 1970's and features a foreword written by William Stephenson himself. Some may and questioned the authenticity of the info presented in this book. Stephenson clearly states that he can vouch for the authenticity of the info in this book. Verification of the info is largely impossible, even after 70+ years. I will allow other readers decide if they believe what they read. If the central hero of the book puts his word and credibility on the line, that is amazing enough for me.I summarized the mood of the book as 'dark'. That summary was my prevailing opinion as I read the book, based on some rough parallels I noted between latest happenings and happenings of the 1930's-1940's.While the book was fascinating, it was a bit hard to read at times. It did not always follow chronological order which bugged me a bit, but that is a very minor is book is well worth the effort to read.

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    A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II review [Book]  2017-11-28 18:0

    Globe Battle II was fought with secrets. I sort of accepted that truism for years, but I never knew the info of how the Enigma Machine was acquired or how the British secret service became established in Fresh York Town and helped to found, eventually, the CIA, often working around and over US governmental bickering and e book is extremely interesting; I considered dropping one star for writing style, since Mr. Stevenson can be hard to follow. (He seems to have small use for transitional devices at key points.) Ultimately I gave full weight to the book's message.I do recommend the book highly; it will clear up a number of problems that still confuse people concerning WWII. Also the book's relevance to today's secrecy in governmental dealings is well worth the read.

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    With all the controversy surrounding today's political environment, this book is a "must read" for those who wish a fuller understanding of the evolution of modern intelligence services. Written in the third-person, Sir William Stephenson's accounts of his own & his colleagues' quest to capture and "break" the Axis power's Enigma crypto system is both riveting and revealing. It also puts into context Western societies' misgivings about security services, until they were crucial in the conquer of Hitler's forces. The book reads incredibly well, and (given it is 40 years since first published) remains new and relevant in today's globe of spys, leaks, and inter-governmental entanglements.

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    William Stephenson bore the code name Intrepid during Globe Battle II. He earned a British knighthood and the Medal for Merit from the United States, among other honors, for his work. A Man Called Intrepidtells the behind the scenes story of the battle and some of the spy missions and intelligence gathering involved. It answers some questions of why things were done the method they were. Sometimes the writing can be long-winded, but for the most part, this is a very interesting book. I recommend it to people interested in Globe Battle II.

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    Interesting. Even mentions people I may have met. Never visited the "boys on baker street" but walked past their door a lot of time, not knowing who it belonged to. I remember getting a clerk is a soviet book shop mad at me when I asked for books on Lithuanian language and he followed me out of the shop but stopped when I turned down baker st. At the time I wondered why. Heh, Heh. This was the early 1960's.

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    A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II review [Book]  2017-11-28 18:0

    A amazing and necessary book. The real story that was kept secret for 25 years after Globe Battle 2 . Not a novel but a detailed chronicle of secret intelligence activities by England and the United States and how they broke and utilized the German military codes and used them to their advantage. Real hero's who changed the course of the battle and the globe we live in today !Not may favorite read of all time but probably the most necessary .

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    A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II review [Book]  2017-11-28 18:0

    This real story of the English super spymaster takes the reader on a remarkable journey of the happenings leading up to and through Globe Battle II. The breaking of the Enigma code and the heart wrenching decisions that were created to hold the Nazis from knowing that the code was broken is a story unto itself. Before reading this masterfully written book, I never had a real appreciation of FDR and all the machinations,subterfuge, and risks that he took in helping the British (via a close partnership with Churchill) resist being overwhelmed by the Nazi juggernaut that swept across Europe before the USA entered WW II. The fact that Roosevelt did so in spite of an isolationist congress that would have impeached him had they known what he was doing makes one appreciate him even ough he would not admit it, Stevenson himself had more to do with the winning of WW II than any other single individual. The book is very well written and the truth within it more intriguing than any book of fiction could ever hope to be. It is not a short book, but one not to be missed.

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    I'm a WW2 buff. My father was a Seabee in the Aleutians. So, anything that sheds light on that period catches my attention. This was a revelation in the secret war. Awesome stories of brave women and men who were not given the credit they deserved. Thank goodness, they were there and willing to use their considerable talents to support the battle effort. We have all benefitted from their bravery.

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    This wonderful book gives us amazing insight on the struggles endured by righteous men and women to preserve freedom and democracy before and during Globe Battle II. It was truly eye-opening to explore how close we all came to settling for life under the German juggernaut of Nazism. Free government is begin to deception and coercion from the inside which can be insidious to democracy. It took amazing courage by a few powerful willed leaders with tremendous moral integrity to prevent an outcome which a lot of thought inevitable. Thank God they did. I encourage everyone who values freedom to read about the secret battle which enabled the Allied win we all learned about in school.

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    Without men like William Stephenson, Intrepid, and the nonconformist leaders Churchill and Roosevelt in WWII we would have been overwhelmed by tyranny and led into the abyss by the simpleton government officials in power before seems that some in power today did not learn from history that appeasement is not a workable solution.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    This series of books tells it as it was through the eyes of the men themselves, no glossing up, but in their own words. This is necessary to me because in this method the real history, the pure history, is preserved without bias. None of these guys will claim to be a character even though they overcame fear not just once but every day, and witnessed horrors and suffered losses that no man should . That is real heroism. They did this, mind you, so that we, the unborn generations could live in a prosperous and peaceful world, not for medals or private recognition. I salute them all, living and gone.

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    The narratives were genuine. Often, they were difficult to read because the sentences were poorly structured. I have problem with ex officers using not good language but I also understand that these men were quite elderly. All in all a amazing read of actual first person history.

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    Our country owes a debt of gratitude to this author & his pupils participating in this project facilitating the recording of the private stories of our WWII vets. These books should be needed reading for every kid attending public school in the USA

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    I like the method Rozell organizes his books...... his narrative mixed in with interviews of the people involved.

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    Damn amazing book.

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    Very interesting from a special viewpoint.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    Amazing book! My Dad served in Europe during WWII, U.S. Troops Infantry. Like so a lot of others, he never talked about his experiences. I have some old photos, but his Troops records were destroyed in the fire at the records center in 1972. We tend to forget that The Greatest Generation were just every day Americans who responded to their nation's call to fight. Some were good, some bad, some rebellious, but they served and did their part with the goal of not letting their mates down in the heat of battle. Thank you Mr. Rozelle, for preserving this history and I am looking forward to your next book.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    I have to thank the author for this book, and the previous book about the Pacific War. Getting to know the individuals and they're private stories, experiences, and training they went through was very interesting and gratifying for me, I had family that served in WW2 but never knew they're stories, a lot of vets do not want to remember those days of they're lives. The stories in these books have provided glimpses into the lives of the WW2 veterans and only served to strengthen my respect and love for them, all Americans should take the time to know them and increase they're knowledge of The Greatest Generation.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    Thank you for creating this anthology. My father would never talk about his battle experiences. All he would ever say was that he had to do things he thought he'd never have to do. He kept his horrors of battle to himself all his life. This book tells his story through the voices of his contemporaries who were brave enough to relive their amazing times as well as the horrors they endured during Globe Battle OK.

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    Amazing read! Buy it!

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-14 22:24

    This series of books tells it as it was through the eyes of the men themselves, no glossing up, but in their own words. This is necessary to me because in this method the real history, the pure history, is preserved without bias. None of these guys will claim to be a character even though they overcame fear not just once but every day, and witnessed horrors and suffered losses that no man should . That is real heroism. They did this, mind you, so that we, the unborn generations could live in a prosperous and peaceful world, not for medals or private recognition. I salute them all, living and gone.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-14 22:24

    The narratives were genuine. Often, they were difficult to read because the sentences were poorly structured. I have problem with ex officers using not good language but I also understand that these men were quite elderly. All in all a amazing read of actual first person history.

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    Our country owes a debt of gratitude to this author & his pupils participating in this project facilitating the recording of the private stories of our WWII vets. These books should be needed reading for every kid attending public school in the USA

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    I like the method Rozell organizes his books...... his narrative mixed in with interviews of the people involved.

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    Damn amazing book.

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    Very interesting from a special viewpoint.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-14 22:24

    Amazing book! My Dad served in Europe during WWII, U.S. Troops Infantry. Like so a lot of others, he never talked about his experiences. I have some old photos, but his Troops records were destroyed in the fire at the records center in 1972. We tend to forget that The Greatest Generation were just every day Americans who responded to their nation's call to fight. Some were good, some bad, some rebellious, but they served and did their part with the goal of not letting their mates down in the heat of battle. Thank you Mr. Rozelle, for preserving this history and I am looking forward to your next book.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-14 22:24

    I have to thank the author for this book, and the previous book about the Pacific War. Getting to know the individuals and they're private stories, experiences, and training they went through was very interesting and gratifying for me, I had family that served in WW2 but never knew they're stories, a lot of vets do not want to remember those days of they're lives. The stories in these books have provided glimpses into the lives of the WW2 veterans and only served to strengthen my respect and love for them, all Americans should take the time to know them and increase they're knowledge of The Greatest Generation.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-14 22:24

    Thank you for creating this anthology. My father would never talk about his battle experiences. All he would ever say was that he had to do things he thought he'd never have to do. He kept his horrors of battle to himself all his life. This book tells his story through the voices of his contemporaries who were brave enough to relive their amazing times as well as the horrors they endured during Globe Battle OK.

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    Amazing read! Buy it!

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-16 18:3

    I like the method Rozell organizes his books...... his narrative mixed in with interviews of the people involved.

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    Damn amazing book.

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    Very interesting from a special viewpoint.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-16 18:3

    Amazing book! My Dad served in Europe during WWII, U.S. Troops Infantry. Like so a lot of others, he never talked about his experiences. I have some old photos, but his Troops records were destroyed in the fire at the records center in 1972. We tend to forget that The Greatest Generation were just every day Americans who responded to their nation's call to fight. Some were good, some bad, some rebellious, but they served and did their part with the goal of not letting their mates down in the heat of battle. Thank you Mr. Rozelle, for preserving this history and I am looking forward to your next book.

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    I have to thank the author for this book, and the previous book about the Pacific War. Getting to know the individuals and they're private stories, experiences, and training they went through was very interesting and gratifying for me, I had family that served in WW2 but never knew they're stories, a lot of vets do not want to remember those days of they're lives. The stories in these books have provided glimpses into the lives of the WW2 veterans and only served to strengthen my respect and love for them, all Americans should take the time to know them and increase they're knowledge of The Greatest Generation.

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    Thank you for creating this anthology. My father would never talk about his battle experiences. All he would ever say was that he had to do things he thought he'd never have to do. He kept his horrors of battle to himself all his life. This book tells his story through the voices of his contemporaries who were brave enough to relive their amazing times as well as the horrors they endured during Globe Battle OK.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-16 18:3

    This series of books tells it as it was through the eyes of the men themselves, no glossing up, but in their own words. This is necessary to me because in this method the real history, the pure history, is preserved without bias. None of these guys will claim to be a character even though they overcame fear not just once but every day, and witnessed horrors and suffered losses that no man should . That is real heroism. They did this, mind you, so that we, the unborn generations could live in a prosperous and peaceful world, not for medals or private recognition. I salute them all, living and gone.

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    Our country owes a debt of gratitude to this author & his pupils participating in this project facilitating the recording of the private stories of our WWII vets. These books should be needed reading for every kid attending public school in the USA

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    The narratives were genuine. Often, they were difficult to read because the sentences were poorly structured. I have problem with ex officers using not good language but I also understand that these men were quite elderly. All in all a amazing read of actual first person history.

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    Amazing read! Buy it!

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-17 18:2

    I like the method Rozell organizes his books...... his narrative mixed in with interviews of the people involved.

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    Damn amazing book.

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    Very interesting from a special viewpoint.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-17 18:2

    Amazing book! My Dad served in Europe during WWII, U.S. Troops Infantry. Like so a lot of others, he never talked about his experiences. I have some old photos, but his Troops records were destroyed in the fire at the records center in 1972. We tend to forget that The Greatest Generation were just every day Americans who responded to their nation's call to fight. Some were good, some bad, some rebellious, but they served and did their part with the goal of not letting their mates down in the heat of battle. Thank you Mr. Rozelle, for preserving this history and I am looking forward to your next book.

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    I have to thank the author for this book, and the previous book about the Pacific War. Getting to know the individuals and they're private stories, experiences, and training they went through was very interesting and gratifying for me, I had family that served in WW2 but never knew they're stories, a lot of vets do not want to remember those days of they're lives. The stories in these books have provided glimpses into the lives of the WW2 veterans and only served to strengthen my respect and love for them, all Americans should take the time to know them and increase they're knowledge of The Greatest Generation.

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    Thank you for creating this anthology. My father would never talk about his battle experiences. All he would ever say was that he had to do things he thought he'd never have to do. He kept his horrors of battle to himself all his life. This book tells his story through the voices of his contemporaries who were brave enough to relive their amazing times as well as the horrors they endured during Globe Battle OK.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-17 18:2

    This series of books tells it as it was through the eyes of the men themselves, no glossing up, but in their own words. This is necessary to me because in this method the real history, the pure history, is preserved without bias. None of these guys will claim to be a character even though they overcame fear not just once but every day, and witnessed horrors and suffered losses that no man should . That is real heroism. They did this, mind you, so that we, the unborn generations could live in a prosperous and peaceful world, not for medals or private recognition. I salute them all, living and gone.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-17 18:2

    Our country owes a debt of gratitude to this author & his pupils participating in this project facilitating the recording of the private stories of our WWII vets. These books should be needed reading for every kid attending public school in the USA

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-17 18:2

    The narratives were genuine. Often, they were difficult to read because the sentences were poorly structured. I have problem with ex officers using not good language but I also understand that these men were quite elderly. All in all a amazing read of actual first person history.

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    Amazing read! Buy it!

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:2

    I like the method Rozell organizes his books...... his narrative mixed in with interviews of the people involved.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:2

    Damn amazing book.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:2

    Very interesting from a special viewpoint.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:2

    Amazing book! My Dad served in Europe during WWII, U.S. Troops Infantry. Like so a lot of others, he never talked about his experiences. I have some old photos, but his Troops records were destroyed in the fire at the records center in 1972. We tend to forget that The Greatest Generation were just every day Americans who responded to their nation's call to fight. Some were good, some bad, some rebellious, but they served and did their part with the goal of not letting their mates down in the heat of battle. Thank you Mr. Rozelle, for preserving this history and I am looking forward to your next book.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:2

    I have to thank the author for this book, and the previous book about the Pacific War. Getting to know the individuals and they're private stories, experiences, and training they went through was very interesting and gratifying for me, I had family that served in WW2 but never knew they're stories, a lot of vets do not want to remember those days of they're lives. The stories in these books have provided glimpses into the lives of the WW2 veterans and only served to strengthen my respect and love for them, all Americans should take the time to know them and increase they're knowledge of The Greatest Generation.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:2

    Thank you for creating this anthology. My father would never talk about his battle experiences. All he would ever say was that he had to do things he thought he'd never have to do. He kept his horrors of battle to himself all his life. This book tells his story through the voices of his contemporaries who were brave enough to relive their amazing times as well as the horrors they endured during Globe Battle OK.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:2

    This series of books tells it as it was through the eyes of the men themselves, no glossing up, but in their own words. This is necessary to me because in this method the real history, the pure history, is preserved without bias. None of these guys will claim to be a character even though they overcame fear not just once but every day, and witnessed horrors and suffered losses that no man should . That is real heroism. They did this, mind you, so that we, the unborn generations could live in a prosperous and peaceful world, not for medals or private recognition. I salute them all, living and gone.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:2

    Our country owes a debt of gratitude to this author & his pupils participating in this project facilitating the recording of the private stories of our WWII vets. These books should be needed reading for every kid attending public school in the USA

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:2

    The narratives were genuine. Often, they were difficult to read because the sentences were poorly structured. I have problem with ex officers using not good language but I also understand that these men were quite elderly. All in all a amazing read of actual first person history.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-18 18:2

    Amazing read! Buy it!

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-19 18:2

    I like the method Rozell organizes his books...... his narrative mixed in with interviews of the people involved.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-19 18:2

    Damn amazing book.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-19 18:2

    Very interesting from a special viewpoint.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-19 18:2

    Amazing book! My Dad served in Europe during WWII, U.S. Troops Infantry. Like so a lot of others, he never talked about his experiences. I have some old photos, but his Troops records were destroyed in the fire at the records center in 1972. We tend to forget that The Greatest Generation were just every day Americans who responded to their nation's call to fight. Some were good, some bad, some rebellious, but they served and did their part with the goal of not letting their mates down in the heat of battle. Thank you Mr. Rozelle, for preserving this history and I am looking forward to your next book.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-19 18:2

    I have to thank the author for this book, and the previous book about the Pacific War. Getting to know the individuals and they're private stories, experiences, and training they went through was very interesting and gratifying for me, I had family that served in WW2 but never knew they're stories, a lot of vets do not want to remember those days of they're lives. The stories in these books have provided glimpses into the lives of the WW2 veterans and only served to strengthen my respect and love for them, all Americans should take the time to know them and increase they're knowledge of The Greatest Generation.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-19 18:2

    Thank you for creating this anthology. My father would never talk about his battle experiences. All he would ever say was that he had to do things he thought he'd never have to do. He kept his horrors of battle to himself all his life. This book tells his story through the voices of his contemporaries who were brave enough to relive their amazing times as well as the horrors they endured during Globe Battle OK.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-19 18:2

    This series of books tells it as it was through the eyes of the men themselves, no glossing up, but in their own words. This is necessary to me because in this method the real history, the pure history, is preserved without bias. None of these guys will claim to be a character even though they overcame fear not just once but every day, and witnessed horrors and suffered losses that no man should . That is real heroism. They did this, mind you, so that we, the unborn generations could live in a prosperous and peaceful world, not for medals or private recognition. I salute them all, living and gone.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-19 18:2

    Our country owes a debt of gratitude to this author & his pupils participating in this project facilitating the recording of the private stories of our WWII vets. These books should be needed reading for every kid attending public school in the USA

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-19 18:2

    The narratives were genuine. Often, they were difficult to read because the sentences were poorly structured. I have problem with ex officers using not good language but I also understand that these men were quite elderly. All in all a amazing read of actual first person history.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-19 18:2

    Amazing read! Buy it!

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-20 18:2

    I like the method Rozell organizes his books...... his narrative mixed in with interviews of the people involved.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-20 18:2

    Damn amazing book.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-20 18:2

    Very interesting from a special viewpoint.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-20 18:2

    Amazing book! My Dad served in Europe during WWII, U.S. Troops Infantry. Like so a lot of others, he never talked about his experiences. I have some old photos, but his Troops records were destroyed in the fire at the records center in 1972. We tend to forget that The Greatest Generation were just every day Americans who responded to their nation's call to fight. Some were good, some bad, some rebellious, but they served and did their part with the goal of not letting their mates down in the heat of battle. Thank you Mr. Rozelle, for preserving this history and I am looking forward to your next book.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-20 18:2

    I have to thank the author for this book, and the previous book about the Pacific War. Getting to know the individuals and they're private stories, experiences, and training they went through was very interesting and gratifying for me, I had family that served in WW2 but never knew they're stories, a lot of vets do not want to remember those days of they're lives. The stories in these books have provided glimpses into the lives of the WW2 veterans and only served to strengthen my respect and love for them, all Americans should take the time to know them and increase they're knowledge of The Greatest Generation.

    0  


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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-20 18:2

    Thank you for creating this anthology. My father would never talk about his battle experiences. All he would ever say was that he had to do things he thought he'd never have to do. He kept his horrors of battle to himself all his life. This book tells his story through the voices of his contemporaries who were brave enough to relive their amazing times as well as the horrors they endured during Globe Battle OK.

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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-20 18:2

    This series of books tells it as it was through the eyes of the men themselves, no glossing up, but in their own words. This is necessary to me because in this method the real history, the pure history, is preserved without bias. None of these guys will claim to be a character even though they overcame fear not just once but every day, and witnessed horrors and suffered losses that no man should . That is real heroism. They did this, mind you, so that we, the unborn generations could live in a prosperous and peaceful world, not for medals or private recognition. I salute them all, living and gone.

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    Is this review useful?

    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-20 18:2

    Our country owes a debt of gratitude to this author & his pupils participating in this project facilitating the recording of the private stories of our WWII vets. These books should be needed reading for every kid attending public school in the USA

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    Is this review useful?

    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-20 18:2

    The narratives were genuine. Often, they were difficult to read because the sentences were poorly structured. I have problem with ex officers using not good language but I also understand that these men were quite elderly. All in all a amazing read of actual first person history.

    0  


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    The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat review [Book]  2017-10-20 18:2

    Amazing read! Buy it!

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