Execution of Private Slovik by William Bradford Huie
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Execution of Private Slovik
By William Bradford Huie

Execution of Private Slovik

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Execution of Private Slovik by William Bradford Huie

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In August 1944, a drab convoy of raw recruits destined to join the 28th Division lumbered along a windy French road strewn with dead animals, shattered bodies, and burning equipment. One of those draftees was 24-year-old Eddie Slovik, a petty thief from Detroit who had spent his youth in and out of reform schools. Eddie's luck had recently changed, however, with a steady factory job and marriage to a beautiful girl who gave Eddie hope and security for the first time in his life. But their honeymoon - like that of many other wartime newlyweds - was interrupted by the call to service. The convoy came under intense artillery fire, and in the confusion Slovik became separated from his unit. He joined a Canadian outfit and travelled with them before finally reporting to the 28th Division. He carried a rifle but no ammunition. He was assigned to a platoon but walked away. Refusing to fight, Slovik was arrested, court marshalled, and condemned to death. Hundreds of soldiers were tried for desertion during World War II and sentenced to die, but only Eddie Slovik paid the price, supposedly as a deterrent. vet word of the nature of his death was never officially released.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781594160035
ISBN-10: 1594160031
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Westholme Publishing, U.S.
Publisher: Westholme Publishing, U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States


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