I'm not sure what I expected in a book about WWII. What I got was the story of true heroes, not the Hollywood ones, but real men who never gave up. I take so much of life for granted, but these heroes fought for every bit of life they were allowed to own. I was also surprised by the positive influence of classic Christianity shown in the book. Lately, showing organized religion of any type has been the fansionalbe thing to do. It is refreshing to see the the power God can have in a perosn's life.