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I floundered in the water and had my hand up in the air, trying to get my balance, when I was first shot. I was shot through the left hand, which broke a knuckle, and then through the palm of the hand.... I was hit again, once in the left thigh, which broke my hip bone, and a couple of times in my pack, and then my chin strap on my helmet was severed by a bullet. I worked my way up onto the beach and staggered up against a wall, and collapsed there. The bodies of the other guys washed ashore, and I was one live body amongst many of my friends who were dead and, in many cases, blown to pieces.Although the impact of such a description becomes all the more visceral when one can imagine, courtesy of Spielberg, what a body blown to pieces might look like and how the chaotic horror of battle might sound, no movie image will ever be enough. As the Britannica site reminds us, there is something to be said for learning about a war by simply reading and listening to the first-hand accounts of those who endured it.
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