Forty-Five Letters from a World War II Sailor Book Review


Title: Forty-Five Letters from a World War II Sailor

Author: Robert W. Bradshaw

Publisher: iUniverse

Genre: Non Fiction

Pages: 118

Release Date: September 25, 2015

Buy Links: Amazon/Barnes & Noble


As an eighteen-year-old young man, Frank B. Bradshaw Jr. served in World War Ii as a sailor in the Merchant Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946. In Forty-Five Letters from a World War Ii Sailor, Robert W. Bradshaw presents a collection of letters his father, Frank, wrote to his parents during a two-year period. It was a dangerous time in history when mariners died at a rate of one in twenty-four, the highest rate of casualties of any service.From a cold-blooded slaughter in the Ukraine, to illicit sex on the high seas, to coping with food shortages and a loony captain, Frank shares the day-to-day happenings of the life of a sailor on a cargo ship.Forty-Five Letters from a World War Ii Sailor delivers firsthand World War Ii global insights and a unique historical perspective from the view of an eighteen-year-old man. It provides fodder for future generations to fulfill their American dreams.

My Thoughts:

We’ve all read about WWII in text books for school. This book is a true honest description of what life was like for one young Merchant Marine. The author published real letters his father wrote home to his parents during his time enlisted from 1944 to 1946.

War is always more intense than we know about. The military see and experience things that we can not even begin to comprehend. This book only gives you a small glimpse into the horror of war.

Remember to love Family, Love God, Love Country.
I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% my own.

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