Honor Untarnished

Honor Untarnished : A West Point Cadet's Memoir of World War II

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What the bestsellers Flags of Our Fathers was to Iwo Jima and Duty to the mission of the Enola Gay, Honor Untarnished is to the World War II tour of duty of young graduate of a West Point. Whether it was fighting Rommel's fierce Afrika Korps hitting the beaches of Normandy on D Day, surviving the Battle of the Bulge, or just being in the next room during the infamous "slapping incident" of Blood-n-Guts General George Patton, Donald Bennett experienced the fiery crucible of World War II and survived to tell about it. As a recent graduate of West Point, First Lieutenant Bennett was given the charge of training inexperienced and scared recruits, and leading them into battle against the Axis forces. From orientation at Fort Sill, Oklahoma through the fiercest battles of the war right up to the liberation of the death camps and our complicit confrontation with the Soviet Union over Eastern Europe, Don Bennett, not yet thirty, preserved the honor of the corps, and the liberty of the free world. Lindbergh, Patton, Bradley, and Eisenhower are just names in a history book to most-but to Don Bennett they were personal acquaintances.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.9 x 234.2 x 21.8mm | 340.2g
  • Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765306581
  • 9780765306586

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"Riveting, The chapter on Bennett's experiences on D-Day should be read by every American. When you read this magnificent book, you will feel almost as if you were there, too." "Well written and was hard to put down."--Kepler's Military History Book Reviewsshow more

About Donald Bennett

General Donald V. Bennett(retired), a graduate and former commandant of West Point, won the Distinguished Service Cross and two Purple Hearts for his service in World War II. He is retired and lives in Montreat, North Carolina, where he occasionally lectures on "the Greatest Generation." Dr. William R. Forstchen is Professor of History at Montreat College, author of the "Lost Regiment" series, and "We Look like Men of War" and coauthor (with Newt Gingrich) of "1945" and a new Civil War alternate history.show more

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