No Surrender: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier's Extraordinary Courage in the Face of Evil
Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis, and the lasting effects his actions had on thousands of lives—then and now.
Captured in the Battle of the Bulge, Master Serg
Roddie Edmonds was a Staff Sargent assigned to the 422nd Infantry Regiment of the 106th Infantry Division, who were shipped to Europe. They were stationed outside Saint. Vith near the Allied front, a position that was supposed to be light action, ideal for seasoning soldiers who hadn’t experienced combat before. Instead, they ended up where the Germans concentrated their f ...more
This war story is among the best I’ve read for its sincerity, graphic descriptions, and lessons as remembered by its aged survivors. Chris Edmonds, a Tennessee pastor, prompted by a daughter who wanted to write a school paper about her paternal grandfather, realized he knew very little about his own World War II veteran father. It started a frenzied search through his father’s journals, hunting down living buddies of his father’s from the war, traveling many miles to interview them, and putting ...more
The first tow or three chapters were fairly clumsily written and I felt like they were disjointed. But then the s ...more
The book is a good example of a collection of personal narratives ...more
No Surrender tells the story of Roddie Edmonds, a soldier from Tennessee who is plunked down into hell on earth, Stalag IXA, a Nazi prisoner of war camp. Roddie’s son, Chris, begins a look into his father’s past to help his daughter with a school assignment. What he discovers is a man who lived his life according to one of his favorite scripture passages: Greater love hath no man ...more
I loved the passages from the word of God that Chris used throughout his book.
The story of his father Roddie Edmonds and his father's fellow soldiers was an inspirational story. It was a story of survival and a story of faith. A story of a soldier that put his own life on the line to save the lives of others.
It was a story of life as a soldier at the front and life in POW camps. It told the story of the savagery of the Nazi Army and the faith and dete ...more
Chris knew his Father was a loving God-fearing man but did not know much about his years during
the war. He researched and found this story by the men that knew his Father well. What an
amazing man he was! This story was written very well. One of the reasons I chose this book, the
writer and his Dad lived here in my area. It was interesting to read about history back in the
day by a ...more
Most of us never really know our parents’ true characters because they are the center of our world from the moment we enter it, dazzling us with their love. They introduce us to life itself, fulfill our needs and teach us how to navigate in the world. Recognizing them as individual human beings is rare because we simply do not get the opportunity to observe them in the moments that shaped them. No Surrender is the ...more
As I read this book, I appre ...more