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Stephen E. Ambrose, D-Day - The source of the story in...”

Written on: 06/07/2004 by Stalin (1 review written)

Good Points
I found the way that Stephen used the approprite language was extremely good. Also, the way that he used pieces of when he interviewed all the vetrans to find a lot more extra infomation.

Bad Points
I just didn't like that it was over 500 pages long.

General Comments
Stephen E. Ambrose, D-Day - The source of the story in Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg's tour-de-force motion picture on the second world war, was in reality based on a very real story that did take place, despite the very many skeptics who regard it impossible that the United States army would risk the lives of other soldiers just to save one.

The following is an extract from D-Day by Stephen Ambrose, "... The third volunteer, Sgt. Bob Niland, was killed at his machine gun. One of his brothers, a platoon leader in the 4th Division, was killed the same morning at Utah Beach. Another brother was killed that week in Burma. Mrs. Niland received all three telegrams from the War Department announcing the deaths of her sons on the same day. Her fourth son, Fritz, was in the 101s
In the DVD edition of Saving Private Ryan - for those blokes outside Singapore lucky enough to have seen it - there is a behind the scenes documentary on the making of the motion picture; and it includes a
segment where the surviving Nilands in the family are interviewed.

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