SEARCHING FOR AUGUSTA

A brutal siege. A forgotten heroine. A war-torn romance. And a historian determined to uncover the truth.

Untold millions who saw and read Band of Brothers can finally know the whole story of what happened to American soldiers and civilians in Bastogne during that arduous Winter of 1944/45. In the television version of Band of Brothers, a passing reference is made to an African nurse assisting in an aid station in Bastogne. When military historian Martin King watched the episode, he had to know who that woman was; thus began a multi-year odyssey that revealed the horror of a town under siege as well as an improbable love story between a white Army medic, Jack Prior, and his black nurse, Augusta Chiwy, as they saved countless lives while under constant bombardment. Based on the recent discovery of Prior's diary as well as an exhaustive and occasionally futile search for Augusta herself, King was at last able to bring belated recognition of Augusta's incredible story by both the U.S. Army and Belgian government shortly before she died. This is not only a little-known story of the Battle of the Bulge, but also the author's own relentless mission to locate Augusta and bestow upon her the honors she so richly deserved.

  • Publisher: Lyons Press (September 1, 2017)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 149302907X

  • ISBN-13: 978-1493029075

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THE VETERANS

Mike Edwards Augusta and Me
Mike Edwards Augusta and Me
Frank Towers 30th Inf. Div
Frank Towers 30th Inf. Div

Frank passed in 2016 aged 98. He was a friend and a true patriot. Long live Old Hickory

With James 'Maggie' Megellas
With James 'Maggie' Megellas

This was just after we had breakfast together in Eindhoven...I didn't get a bite to eat but it was worth it, what a guy.

Maggie and Ralph Manley
Maggie and Ralph Manley

101st meets 82nd

He gave me a silver dollar
He gave me a silver dollar

The jolliest veteran I ever met Ralph K Manley

Hans Baumann
Hans Baumann

Hans wasa perfect gentleman. Former 12th Division SS 'Hitler Jugend'

Erwin Kressman Knights Cross
Erwin Kressman Knights Cross

I interviewed Erwin when he was just 96 and very sprightly he was too.

Jim Hanney 168th Combat Engineers
Jim Hanney 168th Combat Engineers

Read all about him in my new book 'Warriors of the 106th

Albert Tarbell 82nd Airborne
Albert Tarbell 82nd Airborne

Albert was a full blood Mohican Indian and the best scout the 82nd ever had