Company Commander's been on my radar for awhile now. I know Larso read it and felt it lacked what others had to offer but said, "for some reason [he] kept on wishing [he'd] found this book when [he] was 15" which makes me think that I'd get a kick out of the book.B Hellqvist wrote:Concering Wilson's memoir: IIRC, he arrived to Normandy one almost exactly one month after D-Day. One of the parts I remember is his account of the fighting in the Hürtgen Forest, and the terrible losses his unit sustained. Also, how after months on K rations, his stomach gives him trouble when he got a proper meal... You didn't mention MacDonald's "Company Commander" in your list above, but that's a really good account by another junior officer, also with some fighting in the Hürtgen Forest, albeit not as harrowing as that Wilson experienced.
The thing is that I'm also a big audiobook fan and I KNOW I saw this book floating around as an audiobook somewhere on the Internet - so I'm holding out. That is what sorta happened with If You Survive, at least, in regards to my recently reviewing it. I read the book years ago but only started to recently give more considered reviews for war memoirs. So I didn't want to review it and wasn't going to until I saw it on Audible (which I had a bunch of unused credits for at the time) and, well here we are.
Part of my interest in these books is "the hunt" (for a lack of a better phrase), too. It's interesting searching about for these types of accounts and finding a rare memoir, without a lot of information or play on the internet, that's also really good is the best part. Company Commander is definitely a classic that I need to check out, but for awhile I'm looking for something like Fear is the For or Normandy 1944: A Young Rifleman's War which Larso was lucky enough to find a few years ago.