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The D-Day Dozen
The D-Day Dozen

This remarkable collection of interviews includes a group interview with five veterans of the 299th Combat Engineer Battalion, three of whom were on Omaha Beach and two on Utah. Also interviewed are Dr. Jack Prior, who tells the true story of the Angel of Bastogne, one of the story lines in "Band of Brothers," and Leonard Lomell, the renowned Ranger who found the guns that were supposed to be on Pointe du Hoc.
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Paperback - 438 pages. In 1987, Aaron Elson went to a reunion of the tank battalion with which his father served in World War II. He was so moved by the stories the veterans shared among themselves but often didn't tell their families that he returned with a tape recorder. The rest is history. Oral history. Inspired by Studs Terkel and Stephen Ambrose, Aaron has recorded more than 600 hours of audio interviews with the men and women of the Greatest Generation. His work has been used as source material in more than two dozen books and a dozen documentaries, some of which have appeared on the History Channel. In this collection of a baker's dozen (13) interviews, he shares stories from Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc through the Huertgen Forest and Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.