Alex Kershaw, author's page
2 days ago
Today in WWII, 18 January 1945, the Liberator - Lt. Colonel Felix Sparks - commandeered a tank and, exposing himself to merciless enemy fire, set out to save several of his wounded men. According to eyewitnesses, he should have received the Medal of Honor. He would survive the war, after more than five hundred days of combat, and liberate Dachau on 29 April 1945. The book is currently on special offer on amazon. https://amazon.com/Liberator-Soldiers-500-Day-Odyssey-Beaches-ebook/dp/… ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago
THE BLOODIEST SANDS ON D DAY. Where THE FIRST WAVE suffered the highest casualties - Dog Green sector, Omaha Beach. Company A, 116th Inf., 29th Div., landed here at 6.32 am on 6 June 1944 and was slaughtered. It was the only unit in the first wave on Omaha to land on time in the designated place. Among the fatalities in A Company were 19 men from Bedford, Virginia. #thefirstwavebook. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
COUNT DOWN TO D DAY. 75 years ago today, General Eisenhower, having arrived unnoticed in a foggy and war-weary London, assumed the post as Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in England, United Kingdom. His orders were simple - "You will enter the continent of Europe, and in conjunction with other United Nations, undertake operations aimed at the heart of Germany and the destruction of her armed forces." A character, of course, in my book THE FIRST WAVE. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago
A BRITISH STAR OF THE FIRST WAVE. Sergeant Major Stanley Hollis. He led men from D Company, 6th Battalion of the Green Howards ashore in the first wave on Gold Beach on D Day. He was the only man awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest British award for valor, for his extraordinary actions on D Day. No man gave more on D Day and lived to tell the tale. He was nicknamed 'The Man The Germans Couldn't Kill'. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
THE FIRST WAVE. Where the characters in my book fought first when the odds were longest and stakes highest on D Day. ... See MoreSee Less
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