A broken down truck blocking a bridge over the river in rural Holland leads to an unexpected encounter between a Dutch woman and an English holiday maker. Could this middle-aged, bearded man really be the young soldier she had fallen in love with when he dropped from the skies to capture the very same bridge 30 years ago?
A heartbreaking love story set amongst some of the most brutal and devastating scenes of the Second World War written by a man who witnessed it all and lived to tell the tale.
I don’t normally read war stories and I am glad that I made this one my first in over two decades. I found the author’s tale very engaging and it made me want to know the rest of the story. Our generation and the ones after us seem to have forgotten the importance of these wars and the sacrifices made by the men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms. Stories like this are important to share, especially when coming from the mouths of those who were actually there; fiction or otherwise, when they come from someone who has been there, you know there is some truth to it. I especially like that even though the author is incapacitated; his family is still sharing his stories with the world. Thank you William Thomas, for your service and sharing your stories.