From Zack Redman’s first exposure to HBO’s Band of Brothers, he was hooked. War had always fascinated him but he was forever frustrated by war stories buried in military jargon, their soldiers’ humanity overlooked in a rush to depict fighting machines. It was in a bid to sidestep this convention that he adopted a memoirist voice for We Will Not Die Here, convinced of its ability to ground the story, make it more personal and easier to connect with, while removing a tangle of dates and battle strategies. Still, Redman conducted extensive research into the war and its myriad details to ensure his story would give an accurate and human account of World War II.
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