How I Earned the Ruptured Duck: From Brooklyn To by Leo Bogart,Charles Winick

By Leo Bogart,Charles Winick

two decades previous whilst he entered the military in 1942, Leo Bogart used to be one in all sixteen million american citizens who served with the military in the course of international conflict II. in several letters domestic, he supplied a glimpse into the brain of a tender American highbrow whose wartime trip carried him from long island to Germany and from early life to private event of the world's complexities. After a stint within the military sign Corps' enlisted reserve, he was once inducted into lively responsibility and despatched to the military really good education software (ASTP), and then he used to be assigned to sign Intelligence. The battle led him to the conflict for Europe and eventually to troubling confrontations with the defeated enemy. In 1946 Bogart used to be honorably discharged and, like hundreds of thousands of veterans, provided a small gilt lapel pin bearing the stylized head of an eagle, nicknamed "the ruptured duck". via displaying how existence moved from hour to hour and daily, Bogart illuminates elements of the warfare that can't be present in army histories excited about the marshaling of forces, the trap of towns and the casualty counts.

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