When Roland Regan and Frederick Mauriello went off to fight the Germans in World War II, they packed cameras and notepaper and documented their experiences, Roland with photos, Frederick with letters to his family. Roland's photos, developed after the war, never went through Army censorship and show an honest firsthand view of the war from the eyes of an enlisted man. Frederick's letters show a young man's devotion to his family, his good-will, and his growing distrust of military authority. As a whole, this collection is a testimony to the courage, faith, and loyalty of all the men who served during World War II. These priceless documents, presented by their sons in this book, offer readers an intimate glimpse at a unique aspect of the American experience.
Chapter One: The Journey Begins (April 1943–May 1944)
Chapter Two: Invasion! D-Day and War in the European Theatre
(June 1944–November 1944)
Chapter Three: The Battle of the Bulge (December 1944–February 1945)
Chapter Four: To Berlin! The River Wars (March 1945–April 1945)
Chapter Five: The Collapse of the Third Reich (May 1945–December 1945)