In the final months of the war, he watched the men in his company tenderly serve food at a Passover seder for a dozen brutalized Jewish women newly liberated from slavery. He watched those same men torture and execute defenseless German soldiers. He fell in love at the Moulin Rouge in a scene straight out of a Toulouse-Lautrec painting.
The men in his company were dreamers, thieves, friends, killers, revolutionaries, and heroes. They were the men of their time: sometimes brave, sometimes compassionate, sometimes cruel, sometimes loving, usually scared. They were held together by loyalty, only to be scattered by the war's end. The Medic is the gritty, wise, bighearted, and unflinching account of one man's quest to find sense in war and its aftermath.
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His teachers include fellow soldiers like Maurice Sully (who sings about oral sex and loots the houses of fleeing German civilians) and Roy Jones (a farm boy who takes pleasure in assassinating German POWs), as well as small-time hustlers, enslaved Slavic workers, drunken Russian soldiers, starvi...| Read Full Review of The Medic: Life and Death in ...
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