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The Bedford boys: [one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice]

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Da Capo Press,
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1st Da Capo Press ed.
On June 6, 1944, nineteen boys from Bedford, Virginia - population 3,000 - died in the first bloody minutes of D-Day when their landing craft dropped them in shallow water off Omaha Beach. They were part of the first wave of American soldiers to hit the sands of Normandy. Later that day, two more soldiers from the same small town died of gunshot wounds. Twenty-one sons of Bedford killed - no other town in America suffered a greater one-day loss. It is a story that one cannot easily forget - and one that the families of Bedford will never forget. It was, and still is, Bedford's longest day. The Bedford Boys is the intimate true story of these young men and their friends and families in Bedford. It portrays a neighborhood of soldiers before and during the war - from the girlfriends they left behind to the buddies they made in basic training, from anxious barracks in England to the bloody beaches of Normandy. Based on extensive interviews with survivors and relatives as well as on diaries and letters, Alex Kershaw's book focuses on several remarkable individuals and families to tell one of the most poignant stories of World War II - the story of one small American town that went to war and died on Omaha Beach.
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Grouping Titlebedford boys one american towns ultimate d day sacrifice
Grouping Authorkershaw alex
Grouping Categorybook
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display_descriptionThe Bedford Boys is the astonishing true story of twenty-one young men who were killed during the first horrifying minutes of D-Day and the friends and families they left behind in the small town of Bedford. Twenty-one sons killed-no other town in America suffered a greater loss in one day. It is an unforgettable story of triumph, courage, and tragedy based on extensive interviews with survivors and relatives as well as diaries and letters. Alex Kershaw's remarkable book brings to vivid, heartbreaking life the hitherto untold story of one small American town, their sons, and the brutal, bloody war that deprived them of their futures.
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subject_facetBedford (Va.) -- History
Operation Neptune
United States. -- Army. -- Infantry Regiment, 116th
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Virginia -- Bedford
title_displayThe Bedford boys : one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice
title_fullThe Bedford boys : [one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice] [electronic resource] / Alex Kershaw
The Bedford boys : one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice / Alex Kershaw
title_shortThe Bedford boys
title_sub[one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice]
Operation Neptune
Regimental histories
World War, 1939-1945