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The War Comes to Me

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The War Comes to Me: An Autobiographic History of World War II
  • by John Burgess
    • Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series
      • Third Edition 2013
      • 170 6x9-inch pages
      • 33 B&W photos
One soldier's story of the war as seen from his point of view. The early war years on the home front while still in high school, getting drafted in 1943 and basic training, assigned as a guard at a camp for POWs from the Tunisian campaign, ASTP, and assignment to Bermuda through the end of the war.
  • Prologue
  • The Americans View the Danger
  • A New Recruit
  • The Basic Training Ordeal
  • Maggie’s Drawers
  • Tactical Training
  • Prisoners of War from the Tunisian Campaign'
  • A Remarkable Opportunity—The Army Specialized Training Program
  • Another Basic and Awaiting Assignment
  • T.S P.O.E.
  • Arrival in Bermuda
  • “What da’ I Know. I’m a Cook.”
  • An Army Hospital Ship is Hung up on a Reef
  • Bermuda Buddies
  • Supply Sergeant Burgess
  • My Obsession with Flying
  • The War in Europe Comes to a Close
  • Going After Japan
  • After the Atomic Bomb
  • Epilogue
  • A Chronology of World War II

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