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Angels of Mercy: Two Screaming Eagle Medics in Angoville-au-Plain on D-Day

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The story of two 101st Airborne Screaming Eagle Medics on D-Day, June 6th, 1944. In Angoville-au-Plain, a small village between Utah Beach and Carentan, two medics treated over eighty casualties - American, German and French inside a 12th Century church. The book covers these events and also the history of the village throughout WWII.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published April 8th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 1st 2013)
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Robert Snow
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Back in 2007 my friend and I toured the Normandy Beaches with a company called Battlebus owned then by the author Paul Woodadge. It was at this time that I first heard the story of the two medic's Robert Wright and Ken Moore of the 101st Airborne who manned the church at Angoville-au-Plain in the first day's of the D-Day landing. We visited the church and heard this tale of heroism by these two ordinary young men, saw the still blood stained pews in this tiny church. It was amazing to realize th ...more
Michel
Jul 11, 2013 added it
This is a first class, formidable read.

Woodadge appears to be a gifted story-teller, and the book has a very clear to follow set up.
Starting with a "big picture" of the village and its history and supported by some very clear maps, the author sets the surrounding for a great story.
The story itself is told from many different angles, and all of them being it military or civilian, very gripping.
The small biografies of many participants, and the wealth of pictures make for a book that was almost im
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Donna
Jul 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Interesting. There was more content on the war in the area than on the 2 medics. I did enjoy it though and seeing actual pictures of the real people and places involved brought the story more into perspective. Anyone interested in WW2 should red this.
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