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Lawrence Cane

Fighting Fascism in Europe: The World War II Letters of an American Veteran of the Spanish Civil War (World War II--The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension, 1)

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ISBN: 0823222519
Издательство: Fordham University Press
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 268
Book DescriptionOn his first day in basic training in 1942, Lawrence Cane wrote his wife, Grace, from Fort Dix, New Jersey. "I'm in the army now-really!" he wrote, complaining, "I don't have enough time to write a decent letter." Three years later, Capt. Lawrence Cane came home from World War II. He'd landed at Utah Beach on D-Day, helped liberate France and Belgium, and survived the Battle of the Bulge. He wom a Silver Star for bravery. And he managed to write 300 letters home to Grace. They tell a different kind of war story- a unique portrait of courage in battle fueled by a life long passion for political justice. Cane's fight for freedom began in 1937, when he joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and was wounded fighting for democracy in Spain. At 30, he enlisted in the new war against fascism, and as an officer with the 238th Combat Engineer Battalion cleared mines, destroyed fortifications, and opened roads from Normandy to the Siegfried Line. Of the 400 American Spanish...