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New book on the Cathedral Duel due out in Feb 2019

Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by TD-Tommy776, Jun 26, 2018.

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    My cousin, who's father was in E/32AR with Clarence Smoyer but was WIA prior to the battle at Cologne, informed me earlier today that this book is now available for pre-sale on Amazon. Hard cover will cost $28 and will be 400 pages. The following is from Amazon:

    Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, a German Tank Gunner, and the World War II Encounter That Linked Them Forever

    Clarence Schmoyer (sic) began the war as a gentle giant, a factory worker from Pennsylvania coal country reluctant to unleash the power of the Sherman tank he crewed. But as his tank platoon fought its way from Normandy to the Rhine and beyond, and he watched his friends cut down one by one, he learned to kill with deadly accuracy and efficiency. His fight would climax in Cologne, in the shadow of the great cathedral, where he took a shot immortalized by a chance photograph--and where he would later forge a friendship with the German tanker he tragically dueled soon after.​
     
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    I forgot to mention that the author of this book is Adam Makos who also wrote, "A Higher Call" and "Voices of the Pacific".
     

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