• The Things Our Fathers Saw - Volume IV

  • The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation from Hometown, USA: "Up the Bloody Boot" - The War in Italy
  • By: Matthew Rozell
  • Narrated by: John Pirhalla
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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From the deserts of North Africa to the mountains of Italy, 15men and women veterans of the Italian campaign open up about a war that was so brutal, news of it was downplayed at home. Here are the stories from a vanishing generation speaking to America today.

In this series will take you from the deserts of North Africa to the mountains of Italy with the men and women veterans of the Italian campaign who open up about a war that was so brutal, news of it was downplayed at home. The war in the Mediterranean, and particularly the Italian Campaign, is one that for many Americans is shrouded in mystery and murkiness. Yet it was here that the United States launched its first offensive in the west on enemy soil, and it was here that Allied forces would be slogging it out with a tenacious enemy fighting for its life in the longest single American Campaign of World War II.

©2018 Matthew Rozell (P)2021 Matthew Rozell

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Like sitting at the table with my grandfather

What I loved about this entire series is how the words of the WWII vets are pulled from their interviews decades after their experience. Rozell doesn't change their words from the interviews of which I have seen a few on YouTube. He let's them speak. Some can remember vivid detail and some just the highlights of what they went through from boot camp to Europe, but they all add an amazingly hometown dimension to WWII. This series is not about the military leaders and battle strategy, it is about the thoughts, feelings and experiences of regular joe soldiers in all branches of the military. A people's history.
I appreciate the narrator giving unique voices to these men and women. It gives the audiobook a feeling of being at a kitchen table talking to these incredible people. Exceptional work!
I also really appreciate the wide diversity of service these vets represented. The Dog Man (K9) chapter was mind blowing and heart wrenching at the same time.
I look forward to the next volume about D-Day!

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  • 07-01-21

Fantastic historical real personal stories of the men and women who fought over in Italy.

A great continuation of the first three volumes. Historical, riveting, and real understanding of the war in Italy during World War II. We should never forget these brave men and women and also be proud of their sacrifice and continually honor them. For if not for them we would not have the freedoms that we have now here in America

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