Yank: Memoir of a World War II Soldier (1941-1945) from the Desert War of Africa to the Allied Invasion of Europe, from Germ

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Ted Ellsworth was a young Dartmouth grad in 1941. In the years before the U.S. joined the Second World War effort, American men who wished to fight against Hitler were granted permission from President Roosevelt and the U.S. Congress to join the British army. In normal circumstance, fighting for another nation's army would be an automatic forfeiture of U.S. citizenship (as noted on U.S. passports). "Yank" begins with goodbyes to Ellworth's young wife and family. It covers his crossing to Britain, initial stay in London, ...

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