Between the Lines and Beyond: Letters of a WWII 101st Airborne Paratrooper

Between the Lines and Beyond: Letters of a WWII  101st Airborne Paratrooper

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TP-2009-9781577471417-WH1

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Guy Whidden, II is a veteran 101st Airborne paratrooper. This book recounts his time served in World War II through letters written home to his mother. As the title suggests, Guy's censored letters often forced his family to read "between the lines" to figure out the many subtle messages he was sending. Through these letters and Guy's narrative, we relive many of his experiences: Army training and the voyage to England on the S.S. Strathnaver; his historic jumps into Normandy on D-Day and into Holland during Operation Market Garden; and being seriously wounded by a German mortar shell that killed two of his friends...nearly causing his own leg to be amputated. These letters show the progression of a young man as he grew in maturity and the resilience of the true and honorable soldier that emerged.

This book gives a realistic and yet lighthearted look at what Guy went through during that period of his life so many years ago. But it does not stop there. Guy is still busy! An epilogue relates his activities since WWII including his "re jump" into Normandy in 1994.

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • 8747
  • Quantity
  • 2
  • Category
  • Militaria & Weapons
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Type / Pattern
  • Book
  • Year
  • 2009
  • Country of Origin
  • USA
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 6 inches
  • Height: 9 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 1.81 pounds
  • Condition
  • New
  • Material
  • Soft Cover

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