About Invisible Heroes of World War II

Invisible Heroes of World War II

Invisible Heroes of World War II, documents ten fascinating true stories of a diverse group of soldiers and noncombatants from all over the world, including African Americans, women, and Native Americans who worked and fought to keep the world safe from tyranny and oppression. Some were frontline soldiers and spies, while others were engineers, industry workers, or war correspondents and photographers. Without much fanfare, these heroes made noteworthy contributions to the war effort. Some even gave their lives for freedom and liberty. All served with valor and distinction, and their names should never be forgotten.

  • Pat Patton: Abandoned at Bataan
  • Nancy Wake: The White Mouse of the French Resistance
  • Joseph Hyalmar Anderson: Missing in Action
  • Joseph Medicine Crow: The Last War Chief
  • Dickey Chapelle: American Journalist
  • Navajo Code Talkers: Heroes of the Pacific War
  • The Purple Heart Battalion: Rescuing the Texas 1st
  • Combat Engineers: Builders and Soldiers
  • African Americans at War: Heroes Despite Prejudice
  • Rosie the Riveter: Women in the War Industries

My review

I really enjoy books by this author. I love the way he tells the stories about the people in this book. His writing makes these real people and groups jump off of the page. It almost seems as though the reader knows them.

I loved the way I learned about all of the people and groups. Even if I thought that I had at least a basic understanding of the groups, I was able to learn new things about them.

And the individual people were great! I hadn’t heard of any of them. It was so great to learn a little about them. And why their contribution, even though it seemed small, made a difference.

Maybe that’s the main thing I took from this one. Each individuals contribution may be small, but when put with everyone else’s contribution it makes a difference. That’s a great lesson for all of us!

I was sent a copy of this book as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Purchase links

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About the author

Jerry Borrowman is an award-winning author of historical fiction and nonfiction. He has written about World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, and the Vietnam War. He is the recipient of the George Washington National Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Jerry and his wife, Marcella, raised four children and live in the Rocky Mountains.

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