In My Father's Words: The World War II Letters of an Army by Laura Zelman

By Laura Zelman

World struggle II replaced the realm on a world scale. however it additionally replaced the lifetime of each person who took half in it.

Dated from 1941 to 1945, this selection of over letters info the way of life of a Jewish American, fluent in German, who served as a physician within the US military. those letters are a time tablet of the time Milton Cantor, MD, spent in valuable the United States and Europe serving his state. They make clear the stipulations of squaddies’ remedy on the time, the small joys that introduced wish to these clear of domestic, and the unabashed patriotism of a physician doing his half to ensure the US remained the land of the loose.

As Cantor writes domestic to his spouse, he stocks his concepts on censorship, the Nazis, the German POWs, and the military. As time passes, he additionally discovers the real which means of family—a knowledge that will lead him to develop into a greater father and husband on his go back.

Insightful, uncensored, and illuminating, those letters are a testomony to the paintings of military medical professionals in any struggle and the beneficial list of a selected and outstanding time in history.

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