The Bedford Boys
One Small Town's D-Day Sacrifice
by Alex Kershaw
Simon & Schuster, 2003, b/w photographic plates, paperback, ISBN 0743252314
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, uncreased spine
'This is the story of the boy soldiers who fell and the small number of their comrades - siblings and friends - who miraculously survived the carnage. And it is the story of the small town they left behind, the home of their families, their girlfriends, their hopes and dreams. Recreating their lives from interviews with survivors, letters and diaries, The Bedford Boys follows Company A from intensive training in Britain on to the bloody beaches of Normandy. Here, we witness the military blunders that sealed the young soldiers' fate but also the incredible bravery that led the D-Day survivors to take Omaha Beach and, eventually, to liberate Europe.'