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@Download E-pub ⚣ If You Survive: From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II, One American Officer's Riveting True Story ó If you survive your first day, I ll promote you So promised George Wilson s World War II commanding officer in the hedgerows of Normandy and it was to be a promise dramatically fulfilled From July to the closing days of the war, from the first penetration of the Siegfried Line to the Nazis last desperate charge in the Battle of the Bulge, Wilson fought in the thickest of the action, helping take the small towns of northern France and Belgium building by buildingOf all the men and officers who started out in Company F of the th Infantry Division with him, Wilson was the only one who finished In the end, he felt not like a conqueror or a victor, but an exhausted survivor, left with nothing but his life and his emotionsIf You SurviveOne of the great first person accounts of the making of a combat veteran, in the last, most violent months of World War II This book is a gripping account of a Lieutenant infantryman in Europe during World War II He relates his experiences of fighting and leading men to war through several major European campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge This one will make you feel war in the pit of your stomach 3.5 This was a difficult book for me to rate On one hand I would give it 5 stars because of the glimpse you get into what it s like to be a soldier on the western front in WWII The horrible atrocities these men endure is one not always told because it s difficult for them to relive the trauma So for that I m grateful to George Wilson for sharing his story.On the other hand the arrogance and lack of feeling toward his comrades made it difficult for me to read, which made me want to give it two 3.5 This was a difficult book for me to rate On one hand I would give it 5 stars because of the glimpse you get into what it s like to be a soldier on the western front in WWII The horrible atrocities these men endure is one not always told because it s difficult for them to relive the trauma So for that I m grateful to George Wilson for sharing his story.On the other hand the arrogance and lack of feeling toward his comrades made it difficult for me to read, which made me want to give it two stars In the end I gave it 3.5 stars because arrogance and lack of feeling may have been Mr Wilson s way of dealing with the horrors he endured.If you like WWII or war books in general this is a must read This was a great, quick read I was drawn to it because my father fought in the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the Fourth Infantry Division from D Day through V E Day, and so the author s accounts of the battles had to be like those that my father endured What brave men My Dad once told me that his group had 350% casualties, and I certainly can understand how that happened now I now know so much better what fighting was like in the Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge for these men The auth This was a great, quick read I was drawn to it because my father fought in the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the Fourth Infantry Division from D Day through V E Day, and so the author s accounts of the battles had to be like those that my father endured What brave men My Dad once told me that his group had 350% casualties, and I certainly can understand how that happened now I now know so much better what fighting was like in the Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge for these men The author s personal account made it so meaningful, and some of his insights, particularly about infantry soldiers, were exactly what my father used to say As I was reading, I thought that this would make a great account for CEO s to read also I know that sounds odd, but the author s emphasis on the knowledge and common sense of the first line battle veterans could be applied to any large group The author was very straightforward as well not sugarcoating anything, including the bad behavior of some GIs or the less than courageous behavior of some either The writing style was as straightforward as the author s opinions For me, anyway, the style suited the work A superb read I just could not put this book down,it grabbed hold of me from thevery first page and never let me go hence,it only took me a few days to read it A riveting and totally engrossing read that will stay in your thoughts for a verylong time I am going to read it again straight away Thats how good this book is.Will write a proper review after I have read it for a second time.