by Col. Arthur L. Kelly
Blurbs from the Book Jacket
They were there all rightand youre right there with them!
C. Brian Kelly, World War II Magazine
I salute all of these heroes, as well as Kelly, who reminds us of what these soldiers cannot forget.
Bob Edwards, Lexington Herald-Leader
A fascinating collection, all the more because its a book about people you may have known or certainly knew whence they came. It could have been the boy next door or a small-town neighbor, and it could have been any war at any time. It is a story of men at their best in the worst of times.
Possesses important lessons in combat and leadership.
Battlefire! Combat Stories from World War II features twelve tales of courage told by ordinary men who participated in the war that shaped the latter half of the twentieth century. The collection includes battle stories from every theater. From the anguish and pain of the Bataan Death March to the numbing cold and nail-biting danger of the Battle of the Bulge to the terrifying kamikaze attacks off Okinawa, Col. Kelly recounts the stories with crisp detail and realism.
Col. Arthur L. Kelly (U.S. Army, Ret.), a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, interviewed more than a hundred veterans over the course of a decade for this book. He lives in Springfield, Kentucky.