World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome

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    The firsthand account of that campaign from the infantryman's point of view is contained in the book by Audie Murphy entitled "To Hell and Back". He made the trip depicted by the photographs and may have been one of the many soldiers pictured.

    If you've never read Murphy's account, you need to do so soon. Originally published in 1949, it is now available as an e-book. Just two days ago, I finished the book and now I understand why he wrote it, and also why he was hesitant to star in the movie. He told the story because he wanted we who had not been there to understand how monstrously bad war is, and how it had affected his psyche and what it had done to all of those who served in combat. The effects were myriad and devastating.
     
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