By Bruce Henderson
In the vein of Unbroken, Bank of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, Sons and Soldiers tells the little-known story of young German Jews, known as The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came to America and then returned to Europe at tremendous personal peril as members of the U.S. Army. With there mastery of the German language, history and custom, The Richie Boys would become one of America’s greatest secret weapons. They were deployed in small, elite teams to every major combat unit in Europe where they interrogated German POWs and gathered crucial intelligence that saved American lives and helped win the war.
Henderson draws on personal interviews with many surviving veterans and extensive archival research to bring this never-before-told chapter of the Second World War to light. Sons and Soldiers traces their stories from childhood and their escapes from Nazi Germany, through their feats and sacrifices during the war, to their desperate attempts to find their missing loved ones in war-torn Europe.