All the Light We Cannot See (UK Edition) by Anthony Doerr

By Anthony Doerr

The epic new novel, set in the course of WW2, from Sunday instances brief tale Prize-winner Anthony Doerr.
Marie-Laure has been blind because the age of six. Her father builds an ideal miniature in their Paris neighbourhood so she will be able to memorize it by means of contact and navigate her manner domestic. but if the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a deadly secret.
Werner is a German orphan, destined to labour within the comparable mine that claimed his father's existence, till he discovers a knack for engineering. His expertise wins him a spot at a brutal army academy, yet his manner out of obscurity is outfitted on suffering.
At a similar time, distant in a walled urban via the ocean, an previous guy discovers new worlds with out ever environment foot outdoors his domestic. yet throughout him, approaching risk closes in.
Doerr's mix of hovering mind's eye and meticulous commentary is electrical. As Europe is engulfed through battle and lives collide unpredictably, 'All the sunshine we can't See' is a charming and devastating elegy for innocence.

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The 2nd and 1st Battalions had slightly better luck and were north of the airfield, although "Hill Peter" remained in enemy hands. Nine Shermans had been knocked out and Marine casualties stood at nearly 400 dead and wounded. " The first was Hill 382 (named from its elevation above sea level), with its slopes peppered with countless pillboxes and caves. Four hundred yards to the south lay a shallow depression called the "Amphitheater," and immediately to the east Rocket firing trucks were used extensively on Iwo Jima where the terrain permitted.

ASSAULT ON MOUNT SURIBACHI D-DAY - D+4 The 28th Marines landed on Green Beach and advanced across the 700yds (640m) wide isthmus at the base of Mount Suribachi. Despite fierce opposition and very heavy casualties, they had isolated the volcano and its defenders by 1035hrs. General Kuribayashi had anticipated that Suribachi would be cut off early in the battle, but was very disappointed that Col Atsuchi's garrison held out for only four days. 45 An armored Amtrac, "Old Glory" somewhere on the island.

As the 24th Regiment advanced they were confronted by a nest of concrete pillboxes but, with the help of the few tanks that had broken through, surrounded Hill 382.

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