By Bigart, Homer; Boyle, Hal; Cronkite, Walter; Liebling, Abbott Joseph; Rooney, Andrew A.; Liebling, Abbott Joseph; Bigart, Homer; Boyle, Hal; Gay, Timothy M.; Cronkite, Walter; Rooney, Andrew A
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To readers of the New Yorker magazine but Joe to his friends—and in five days on board the LCI(L), four of them spent docked at Weymouth, England, Liebling had made a lot of new friends. The Coast Guard and Navy men were tickled that an intellectual with an Ivy League pedigree could talk sports—especially prizefighting—with such relish. Liebling not only knew more about boxing than most cornermen, but loved to imitate his heroes, inducing howls as his chubby carcass pranced and jabbed, bobbed and weaved.
THEY PULLED INTO MOLESWORTH IN time for the premission briefing at 0330. Having been awakened ninety minutes earlier, the B-17 crew members were perched on chairs and benches, eager to learn their objectives. G-2 intelligence officers wielding wooden pointers stood on a platform; behind them was a huge map concealed by a drape. 34 After calling the men to attention, the officers paused for dramatic effect—then dropped the curtain. Everyone hooted. Instead of a flight path taking them deep into the Third Reich, the tacked-up ribbons foretold a brisk run across the Channel into northern France.
Early Impressions 2. “All Sorts of Horrors”—Crossing Torpedo Junction 3. North Africa’s Lipless Kiss 4. Angry Meteors in Tunisia 5. Bombing Germany with the Writing 69th 6. Falling Like Dying Moths 7. Sicily—Darker Than a Witch’s Hat 8. White Crosses Along the Red Rapido 9. The Blitz Spirit—London and the Home Front 10. -Lô—Ugly Fighting Among Dead Cattle 11. The Breakout—Merci! Merci! Merci! 12. Rescuing the Kitten—Paris Redeemed 13. Gasping Cough—Crashing into Holland 14. Gray Phantoms and Murder Factories—The Bulge to Buchenwald Epilogue: A Good Age Acknowledgments Bibliography Endnotes Index AUTHOR’S NOTE Despite all the books and movies, despite popular culture’s genuflection to the Greatest Generation, it’s still difficult for us to imagine the heartache that World War II exacted on our parents and grandparents.