By Don Whitehead
Winner of 2 Pulitzer Prizes, Don Whitehead added battlefield dispatches that have been classics of frontline reporting. one of many mythical newshounds of worldwide conflict II, Whitehead lined nearly each very important Allied invasion and crusade in Europe-from landings in Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio at the Italian entrance to Normandy, the place he went ashore with the 1st military department. Writing for the linked Press, he coated the brutal beachhead scuffling with and the Allied sweep to victory throughout France, Belgium, and Germany. bold, valiant, and fearless, Beachhead Donwas certainly one of 16 correspondents provided the Medal of Freedom through Harry S Truman.Collected the following for the 1st time, his dispatches are classics of warfare journalism. This booklet, lengthy late, may also help a brand new new release observe Whitehead's bright, strong, and unforgettable tales of fellows at battle. John Romeiser offers a richly specified creation and historical past to the guy, his paintings, and his global
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And J. D. , are interned by Japanese at Shanghai. 8 “beac hhead don” An Air Base Somewhere in Newfoundland, July 22 - We called our big bomber the “Flying Dutchman” when we saw the slim, dapper pilot who was to sit at the controls of the 3,000-mile flight from Canada to Britain. . For in his homeland Hans is listed officially as dead. He is only a ghost pilot. Hans is not his real name. It wouldn’t be safe for the family he left in the Netherlands if the Germans knew he was still riding the skyways, piloting bombers to Britain.
His accounts of the battles, while excelling in their accuracy and authority, are imbued with a human element that transforms them into compelling vignettes of battle. It is equally clear that Whitehead was respected by officers and enlisted men alike. Frequent quotations from high-ranking officers as well as privates and corporals indicate that he was trusted and well liked. Moreover, there are an unflagging optimism and hopefulness in Whitehead, a dramatic departure from the darkness exhibited in other war accounts.
Beachhead Don: Reporting The War From the European Theater, 1942-1945 by Don Whitehead