Author: Alex Kershaw

Category: History, Politics & Culture

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Deal starts: June 15, 2024

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On 6 June 1944, nineteen boys from Bedford, Virginia – population just 3,000 in 1944 – died in the first bloody minutes of D-Day.Later in the campaign, three more boys from this small Virginia town died of gunshot wounds. Twenty-two sons of Bedford were lost in total.Based on extensive interviews with survivors and relatives, as well as 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. The Bedford Boys is the true and intimate story of these men and the friends and families they left behind.Praise for The Bedford Boys:‘Not only have I read this book twice, but I have purchased extra copies and mailed them to friends. The story of the Bedford Boys needs to be told. Not enough people know about them. I have read many books on the topic of WW2. However, this is the best one at linking the events, the soldiers and their families together’ - Amazon review‘I loved this book. I laughed, I cried, and I have so much respect for the boys who fought in Normandy. They may be heroes, but they still are just boys ... Anyone interested in the human side of war will want to read this book’ – Curledup.comAlex Kershaw is a British journalist and author. A former history teacher, he has written several best-selling books and screenplays, and has written for The Guardian, The Independent and The Sunday Times. Kershaw has a doctorate in military history and is a board director of Friends of the National WWII Memorial.