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By Leo Litwak

Leo Litwak was once a school scholar while he joined the military to struggle in international warfare II, "a na've, callow eighteen-year-old son ready to hitch different soldier boys being hauled off to war." In 1944 he chanced on himself in Belgium, in the midst of the waning ecu battle, a medic informed to avoid wasting lives yet usually powerless to do even more than watch existence slip away. It used to be not easy battling that took Litwak and his rifle corporation into the center of Germany on the shut of the struggle. yet Litwak discovered there has been extra to warfare than struggling with, extra to appreciate than maps and ammunition.

within the ultimate months of the struggle, he watched the boys in his corporation tenderly serve nutrients at a Passover seder for a dozen brutalized Jewish ladies newly liberated from slavery. He watched those self same males torture and execute defenseless German squaddies. He fell in love on the Moulin Rouge in a scene immediately out of a Toulouse-Lautrec portray.

the boys in his corporation have been dreamers, thieves, pals, killers, revolutionaries, and heroes. They have been the boys in their time: occasionally courageous, occasionally compassionate, occasionally merciless, occasionally loving, often scared. They have been held jointly by means of loyalty, simply to be scattered by way of the war's finish. The Medic is the gritty, clever, bighearted, and unflinching account of 1 man's quest to discover experience in warfare and its aftermath.

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Leo Litwak was once a college pupil whilst he joined the military to struggle in global warfare II, "a na've, callow eighteen-year-old son ready to hitch different soldier boys being hauled off to warfare. " In 1944 he came upon himself in Belgium, in the midst of the waning ecu warfare, a medic expert to save lots of lives yet frequently powerless to do even more than watch existence slip away.

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