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They Got Me! – “Band of Brothers” – Stephen Ambrose

November 20th, 2010 · No Comments · History, War, Writing, WW2

Webster went back to the road to get in on the shooting. A German turned to fire back. “What felt like a baseball bat slugged my right leg,” Webster recalled, “spun me around, and knocked me down.” All he could think to say was, “They got me!” which even then seemed to him “an inadequate and unimaginative cliché.” (Like all writers, he was composing his description of the event as it happened.)

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