Those who remember or have read about World War II are familiar with the major battles that were setbacks or turned the tide. These are stories that didn’t make the history books or the TV documentaries: a warship that vanished into thin air; a soldier who changed the course of the war in the Mediterranean; a strange B-17 flight that occurred because of a $5.00 bet; a forgotten Navy unit that lost more than 700 ships. This book is not about larger-than-life heroes, but ordinary people who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances during a most tumultuous time in our history. These tales range from patriotic to inspirational; from the poignant to the humorous, to the curious and downright bizarre. What one reviewer called “an invaluable addition to the literature of World War II.”
Softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 205 pgs.