The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau
- Publish Date: 2013-10-15
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Alex Kershaw
The untoldÂ story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War
Â Â Â Written with Alex Kershaw's trademark narrative drive and vivid immediacy, The Liberator traces theÂ remarkable battlefield journey of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks through the Allied liberation of Europeâfrom the first landing in Italy to the final death throes of the Third Reich.
Â Â Â Over five hundred bloody days, Sparks and his infantry unit battled from the beaches of Sicily through the mountains of Italy andÂ France, ultimately enduring bitter and desperate winter combat against the die-hard SS on the Fatherland's borders.Â Having miraculouslyÂ survived the long, bloody march across Europe, Sparks wasÂ selected to lead a final charge to Bavaria, where he and his men experienced some of the most intense street fighting suffered by Americans in World War II.
Â Â Â And when heÂ finally arrived at the gates of Dachau, Sparks confronted scenes that robbed the mind of reasonâand put hisÂ humanity toÂ the ultimate test.