Silent Voices. Illustrated. Includes original letters and interviews. Stories include sailor who survived sinking of the Hornet, airman POW at Stalag 17, soldier (Purple Heart recipient) injured at Anzio Beach, two brothers who died (one in Normandy Invasion, other in Tarawa Invasion), and a sailor who witnessed Gen. MacArthur signing the Peace treaty. The men are fiercely patriotic, pragmatic, and positive about their experiences. The POW storyteller is really funny, parts of his story can also be viewed on YouTube. All together, these stories are riveting reading!
Review. ” As a World War II Veteran, I can relate to these men’s stories. Tappan’s book tells it like it really was for us in combat and during those long, lonely times when letters from home meant so much.”
~ Reuben Carroll Gaulke, U.S. Navy, WWII
Review. Silent Voices is fascinating reading. Like looking in Harry Potter’s glass ball, we are drawn back to WWII through these heroes’ stories. Their experiences are vividly told, and we feel their loneliness, courage, and commitment. Surviving prisoner of war camp, sinking ship, loss of buddies and brother, and war tragedies, they teach us about strength, coping, and thriving. We applaud them.
~ Carol Bucy, author, Family Ties in Changing Times and Harmony
BISAC: HIS027100 HISTORY / Military / World War II BIO008000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
More information, author’s website.
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Available at Maggies’s Books, Montrose, March 2019.