Military Review English Edition September-October 2014 - Page 126

Waldhambach, France, and reported to Winters that they had left a man behind in a German ambush, he refused to let the men retrieve him; it was just too risky. The men were furious, but as one recalled, “Looking back on it later I am sure he [Winters] saved more lives by refusing to let us go.” The book is at its best when the authors describe Fox Company’s combat actions. The writing is fresh and intense and paints a good picture of World War II front-line combat. The small anecdotes delivered by the veterans make for interesting reading. The book’s weakness is the excessive detail it provides in explaining training jumps; there is just too much information for the casual reader. The letters home could have also been edited to include only the most relevant information. This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to understand the bigger picture of company-level combat within the 101st Airbor