The Bedford Boys by Alex Kershaw audiobook

The Bedford Boys: One American Town’s Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice

By Alex Kershaw
Read by William Dufris

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780306813559
8.33 Hours Unabridged
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The 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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Summary

Summary

The 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A powerful reminder of the human cost of war.” Washington Post
“A poignant story that humanises the D-Day sacrifice.” The Observer (London)
“This accessible and moving group biography portrays the men of Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, who were part of the first wave at Omaha Beach in WWII. Initially, 103 of them left the small town of Bedford, Va.—now the site of the national D-Day memorial—when the local National Guard was called up in 1940; thirty-four were still with the company on D-Day. Of these, nineteen died in a matter of minutes and three more perished in the Normandy campaign…the book’s central focus is on the town where a good many survivors remain whose memories have not faded and whose emotional wounds have not healed.” Publishers Weekly
“Kershaw’s book is more than just another war story; here is an in-depth account of this blue-collar town and its 3,000 people…Kershaw describes in painful detail how the next of kin were notified of the soldiers’ deaths via Western Union telegrams and how the news devastated their lives. Drawing on interviews with survivors and relatives, newspaper clippings, letters, and diaries, Kershaw has chronicled one community’s great sacrifice.” Booklist

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English