To D-Day and Back
Contributor: Bryan Hiatt
Review Date: 24 Dec 2011
Full Title: To D-Day and Back: Adventures with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Life as a World War II POW
I liked it. Beardon is no Webster or Sledge, but he did manage to carve out an easy going, laid-back narrative style. At times it was Ernie Pyle-eske (with some descriptions bordering on cliche). The strength of the book is Beardon's descriptions after his capture in Normandy and his ordeal from there. There are prison camp tales, and moving and disturbing tales of life while moving behind Russian lines after his liberation. Truly for Beardon, it was a long, strange trip back to Texas.
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