Reporting the War from the European Theater: 1942-1945
Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, Don Whitehead delivered battlefield dispatches that were classics of frontline reporting. One of the legendary reporters of World War II, Whitehead covered almost every important Allied invasion and campaign in Europe - from landings in Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio on the Italian front to Normandy, where he went ashore at Omaha Beach with the First Army Division. Writing for the Associated Press, he covered the brutal beachhead fighting and followed the Allied sweep to victory across France, Belgium, and Germany. Whitehead reported on some of the most dramatic events of the war, from the liberation of Paris and the meeting of American and Russian forces at the Elbe River, to the liberation of Buchenwald. Daring, valiant, and fearless, "Beachhead Don" was one of sixteen correspondents awarded the Medal of Freedom by Harry S Truman. Whitehead also reported from the Korean War for six years and covered national and and international politics. Collected here for the first time, his dispatches are classics of war journalism. This book, long overdue, will help a new generation discover Whitehead's vivid, powerful, and unforgettable stories of men at war.;John Romeiser provides a richly detailed introduction and background to the man, his work, and his world.