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From the earliest age, I loved reading books on the subject and was captivated by stories of courage and resourcefulness under fire. Eventually I joined the army to experience war for myself but, despite a tour of duty in Iraq, I left after four years, without having fired a shot in anger, to pursue a career in journalism. When my friend Mark Evans asked me to write Code Black with him, the story of his war in Afghanistan and the mental scars it inflicted, I got to hear first-hand what it was like to go into combat. Listening to him describe his experiences was compelling but it also reminded me of the human cost of war. Here are 10 of the most remarkable.
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With the Old Breed by E. Gripping, difficult, honest, and horrific. Sledge fought at Peleliu and Okinawa, two of the worst places you'd ever want to be during the war. Years later, he had a nervous breakdown. His wife urged him to write down his experiences, and the exercise really helped save him, as it does so many soldiers beset by the demons of war. A Marine pilot who flew more than missions out of Okinawa, Sam is now a professor emeritus at Princeton. He's the first talking head you see in our film, and the first thing he says is, "There's no such thing as a good war, there are only necessary wars.
Andrew Roberts on firsthand accounts from World War II
Passionate about history and the people who make it. No matter how many books you read, some just stand out forever. It could be a remembrance of good times, bad times or just an event from childhood. Others stir emotions that you didn't know you had. That is especially true for a combat memoir.