Friday, June 05, 2009

D-Day Remembered

I can think of no better perspective on D-Day than Ernie Pyle’s. Ernie was the original embedded correspondent and chronicled a personal side of America’s role in WW II that foreshadows much of modern war reporting.

Poking around the net today I was excited to find that Indiana University has an open archive of many of Ernie’s columns. Check out this column along with the two other D-Day columns on the site.

If you are a WW II buff I strongly recommend all three of Ernie’s original books, Brave Men in particular. It looks like there are several new collections of Ernie’s columns, but I saw several original editions of Brave Men on ebay for just a few dollars.

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