“The infantryman’s war is…without the slightest doubt the
dirtiest, roughest job of them all.”
He went in as a military history buff, a virgin, and a
teetotaler. He came out with a war bride, a taste for German beer, and intimate
knowledge of one of the darkest parts of history. His name is Dean Joy, and
this was his war.
For two months in 1945, Joy endured and survived the
everyday deprivations and dangers of being a frontline infantryman. His
amazingly detailed memoir, self-illustrated with numerous scenes Joy remembers
from his time in Europe, brings back the sights, sounds, and smells of the
experience as few books ever have. Here is the story of a young man who dreamed
of flying fighter aircraft and instead was chosen to be cannon fodder in France
and Germany…who witnessed the brutality of Nazis killing Allied medics by using
the cross on their helmets as targets…and who narrowly escaped being wounded or
killed in several “near miss” episodes, the last of which occurred on his last
day of combat.
Sixty Days in Combat
recreates all the drama of the “dogface’s” fight, a time that changed one young
man in a war that changed the world. Download and start listening now!