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200,000 Heroes
200,000 Heroes

200,000 Heroes

Italian Partisans and the American OSS in WWII

HISTORY

244 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: December 2011

ISBN 9781555716981

Rights: WOR

Hellgate Press (Dec 2011)

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Overview

Italy, July 1944. The unendurable insult to Italy?s inherently genial way of life brought about by Hitler?s storm-troopers and Mussolini?s Fascist toadies was both taking its toll on the people of Italy and creating a fledgling underground Resistance movement whose heroic ranks would soon swell to nearly 200,000 brave men and women. Author Leon Weckstein was there--an American GI in combat fighting with and befriending the Partisans. Here is the story, as told through eye-witness accounts and carefully researched historical archives, of the Italian Partisans and their American OSS allies? battle to destroy the Nazi-Fascist regime and expel the culprits from their beloved Italy.

Author Biography

Leon Weckstein was born in New York City in 1921. After graduating high school in Los Angeles, he was drafted into the Army where he served until his discharge in October 1945. He is the author of Hellgate Press' Through My Eyes: 91st Infantry Division in the Italian Campaign, 1942-45. He is now retired, living in Southern California.