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by Leslie W. Bailey

  • ISBN: 0533109426
  • Category: History
  • Author: Leslie W. Bailey
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Other formats: txt lit mbr mobi
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vantage Pr; 1st edition (December 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 198 pages
  • FB2 size: 1745 kb
  • EPUB size: 1692 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 519
Download Through Hell and High Water: The Wartime Memories of a Junior Combat Infantry Officer fb2

Bailey served in the 34th Infantry Division in North Africa and Italy as a junior officer (Lt through Capt). His story is not as visceral as those of many of the enlisted men I've read. Although he spent time leading an infantry platoon, much of his war career was on staff (as S-3).

Bailey served in the 34th Infantry Division in North Africa and Italy as a junior officer (Lt through Capt). It is an engaging and well told story. The most interesting part to me was the invasion of the port of Algiers.

As a personal memoire of combat experience, "Through Hell and Highwater" compares favorably with Guy Sajer's the Forgotten Soldier. In his book, you'll find how my grandfather faced exhaustion, fear, cold, confusion and death with the taciturn resolution of a man who had no other choice. In the process he became an exemplar of leadership and a hero to his country. When men like my grandfather are finally gone, we may never see their like again.

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Regiments represented in interviews in this book include the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry, the Perth Regiment, the Governor-General's Horse Guards, the Ontario Regiment, the 48th Highlanders, the Calgary Regiment.

Regiments represented in interviews in this book include the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry, the Perth Regiment, the Governor-General's Horse Guards, the Ontario Regiment, the 48th Highlanders, the Calgary Regiment, the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, the Royal Canadian Dragoons, and the Royal Canadian Navy. One fee. Stacks of books. Read whenever, wherever. Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline.

Compliments the great War and Modern Memory. Combat is a harrowing experience. This book contrasts real combat with the way it's presented back home in America and Britain, with some attention paid to Germany. His examples are drawn from diaries, literature, and the popular press and they deal mostly with World War II. However, it really doesn't take much imagination to apply it to today's wars. It isn't very much like a Hollywood war movie, in which men who are hit twirl around and die Hollywood deaths, perhaps gasping out a few last words: "Don't worry about me. Just - save yourselves.

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Reviews about Through Hell and High Water: The Wartime Memories of a Junior Combat Infantry Officer (4):
Grarana
What can I say, the author is my revered grandfather. His is a remarkable story of personal courage and fortitude, only a part of which is told in the book. As a personal memoire of combat experience, "Through Hell and Highwater" compares favorably with Guy Sajer's the Forgotten Soldier. In his book, you'll find how my grandfather faced exhaustion, fear, cold, confusion and death with the taciturn resolution of a man who had no other choice. In the process he became an exemplar of leadership and a hero to his country. When men like my grandfather are finally gone, we may never see their like again. As for the book, as a source of history, it's been good enough to figure prominently in Pulitzer Prize winning historian Rick Atkinson's new Liberation series on the U.S. Army in World War II.
Hadadel
An honest, realistic and introspective account of war. This book was given to me as a present from my grandfather almost ten years ago. In classic youthful, ignorant fashion, I dismissed it as the ranting of a nostalgic old man. Recently, I discovered the book in the sweater drawer of the clothing dresser in my room, the cover and binding still in immaculate condition and the text largely unread. I was surprised at what a quick and enjoyable read it was, full of important lessons. This eloquent account of a young man's experience in a war all but forgotten among those in my generation has brought me to realize that it is foolish not to listen to the old wartime stories of our grandfathers. Thanks Grampy!

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