The untold story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War.
Written with Alex Kershaw’s trademark narrative drive and vivid immediacy, The Liberator traces the remarkable battlefield journey of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks during the Allied liberation of Europe—from the first landing in Italy to the final death throes of the Third Reich.
Over five hundred bloody days, Sparks and his infantry unit battled from the beaches of Sicily during the mountains of Italy and France, in the end enduring bitter and desperate winter combat against the die-hard SS on the Homeland’s borders. Having miraculously survived the long, bloody march across Europe, Sparks used to be selected to guide a final charge to Bavaria, where he and his men experienced one of the crucial most intense street fighting suffered by Americans in World War II.
And when he in any case arrived on the gates of Dachau, Sparks confronted scenes that robbed the mind of reason—and put his humanity to without equal test.