Agreed. It is sometimes like he can’t remember what it is he wants to tell us. Or he has so much to tell he forgets not to say it all at once. I like that it is taken a lot from the common soldier’s experience but Ambrose does get off track frequently and a little too mired in the details.
Although that can be good too. In D-Day when he talked about all the stuff the guys carried I felt weighted down with equipment.
He’s still quite readable. I just feel like Cornelius Ryan beat him to the punch and did a much better job. Ambrose certainly goes for the empathy angle.
the war of the rats is a good book, made a movie out of it cant remember the name but it is based on the german-russian front. it centers on 2 dueling snipers in stalingrad
Enemy at The Gates?
Exactly what I was thinking.