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Download If You Survive: From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II—One American Officer’s Riveting True Story Audiobook

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“If you survive your first day, I’ll promote you.”

So promised George Wilson’s World War II commanding officer in the hedgerows of Normandy—and it was to be a promise dramatically fulfilled. From July, 1944, to the closing days of the war, from the first penetration of the Siegfried Line to the Nazis’ last desperate charge in the Battle of the Bulge, Wilson fought in the thickest of the action, helping take the small towns of northern France and Belgium building by building.

Of all the men and officers who started out in Company F of the 4th Infantry Division with him, Wilson was the only one who finished. In the end, he felt not like a conqueror or a victor, but an exhausted survivor, left with nothing but his life—and his emotions.

One of the great first-person accounts of the making of a combat veteran, in the last, most violent months of World War II.

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About the Author

George Wilson (1927–2014) received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1949 from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He was an author and former Washington Post reporter who covered the military from the perspective of soldiers crawling in the mud and from the offices of decision-makers in Washington, and who played a notable role in the Pentagon Papers case.