NIJMEGEN, pronounced NIE-MAY-GEN (hard “G”)

Gene Metcalfe in Nijmegen today, 18 September 2019. He gave an autographed copy of the Book to Colonel Beaufort, Commander, Regional Military Command West. Deputy Commander 11 Air Assault Brigade, Royal Netherlands Army.

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“THE AUTHOR HAS RESEARCHED AND STUDIED THIS SUBJECT IN GREAT DEPTH, HIS KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY TO ENGAGE AND KEEP THE INTEREST OF THE READER IS ACCOMPLISHED AND PROFICIENT. Army Rumour Service, 20/06/2019 (United Kingdom)

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Siebe Postma played the role of Gene Metcalfe in a re-enactment of 17 September 1944.

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Read Chapter One and you will begin living the adventure just as Gene did. And if you hated math class…

The Gentleman on the left is Ray Mead, the man who left Gene for Dead at Nijmegen. They remain good friends.

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“Nannini dutifully constructs images and characteristics of the POW camps that his subject was forced into that were previously unknown. This work, therefore, is as important to historical study of the period as it is a riveting and fascinating tale…The writing is direct, simple, and honest, relaying the same feeling that you get from the main character. Left for Dead in Nijmegen, written by Marcus A Nannini and published by Casemate, a resounding recommendation to readers of historical novels.”    Literary Titan, July 12, 2019. https://literarytitan.com/2019/07/12/left-for-dead-at-nijmegen/

The Audio Book of Left for Dead at Nijmegen is coming October 29, 2019.

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“Marcus, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It’s perhaps one of the best memoirs I’ve read.” Angus Wallace, WW II Podcast, United Kingdom

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Critique: “Left for Dead at Nijmegen: The True Story of an American Paratrooper in World War II” is an extraordinary and simply riveting memoir that will prove to be an immediate and enduringly valued addition to both community and academic library World War II Military History & Biography collections.”

Coming in Spring 2020: NINE MEN DOWN, Morality, Spirituality and Duty to Country Clash during World War II, followed in Fall, 2020 by MIDNIGHT FLIGHT TO NUREMBERG, From the Coal Mines of Pennsylvania to the Explosive Skies over Nazi-Occupied Europe. Check here for updates.

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Gene being congratulated by Charles, Prince of Wales.

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LEFT FOR DEAD AT NIJMEGEN

 The order to fall back had finally been given by Lieutenant Weaver. Gene, being in an advanced position, didn’t hear the order, stood his ground and continued to fire as fast as he could, having run out of hand grenades. Meade heard the order and realized Gene wasn’t pulling back. Not wanting to leave his friend he decided he’d take a chance and charge across the roadway to let him know they were pulling out.

Just as Meade took his first step towards Gene’s position a shell from the German “Eighty-Eight” exploded near Gene and threw his body high into the air, hitting the ground with an audible thump. Undaunted Meade continued across the road dodging enemy fire the entire time and found Gene lying face-down. He rolled him over, noticed blood coming from his right ear and assumed the worst. Gene was left for dead at Nijmegen, the only member of the patrol who did not return.

About an hour later Gene found himself standing between two hardened, machine gun toting fanatics of the “Reichsfuhrer SS” deep in the bowels of an ancient castle facing an interrogation by Heinrich Himmler himself. It was only the beginning of what would prove to be eight harrowing months under the thumb of the Nazi High Command as he would witness carnage, suffer extreme deprivation, be used as slave labor, and eventually escape, only to be recaptured within sight of the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland.

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REVIEW SAMPLINGS

Dear Mr. Nannini,I’ve just read your book ‘Left for dead at Nijmegen’. The story of Gene Metcalfe is really amazing and beautifully written. I salute you for keeping his brave history alive!Yours sincerely,Harry Hekman, Lieutenant Colonel , Royal Military Police (Koninklijke Marechaussee)The Netherlands 

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Midwest Book Review Critique: “Left for Dead at Nijmegen: The True Story of an American Paratrooper in World War II” is an extraordinary and simply riveting memoir that will prove to be an immediate and enduringly valued addition to both community and academic library World War II Military History & Biography collections.”

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Left for Dead at Nijmegen is a stunning and beautifully written recounting of Gene Metcalfe’s experiences beginning with his life-changing decision to quit school and enlist to become a paratrooper. While the story is written by Nannini, I consistently felt Metcalfe’s presence within the telling, and the photographs included in the book increase the impact and credibility of Metcalfe’s story.” Review Link: https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/left-for-dead-at-nijmegen

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LEFT FOR DEAD AT NIJMEGEN

Imagine being thrown into the air and smacked into the ground so hard your right eardrum shatters and your skull is cracked. That’s what happened when a shell from a German “88” exploded nearby Gene, a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, 508th pir. Braving withering fire from the 10th “SS” his best friend raced across the road, turned him over and saw blood pouring from his ear. He left him for dead and was lucky to make it back himself. Next thing Gene knew he was standing in front of HEINRICH HIMMLER, machine gun toting “SS” fanatics on either side of him while deep within the bowels of an ancient castle. It would prove to be the high water mark for the day!

“Left for Dead at Nijmegen: The True Story of an American Paratrooper is an important work, one that exemplifies the sacrifices made by our military and reveals the reality of the POWs’ struggle to survive under the harshest of situations. It’s most highly recommended.” Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite.

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The orders for Gene’s patrol photographed above were to take no prisoners. Gene expected the worst when he was captured by the “SS” a few hours later.

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