I do not understand how a negative review can be written about this book. I enjoyed every page and was deeply moved at the end. Do not give into the nitpicking of the few negative reviewers. My appreciation and admiration for the courage and sacrifice these “kids” made for their country was significantly increased. I have read extensively on WW 2 in both theaters of action and this is towards the top of list. It’s a story that should be known by all.