The Stephen E.
Ambrose Fabrications in his D-Day Book
This shows that Ambrose
fabricated chunks of the book D-Day. Here
documentation showing Ambrose's lies.
I saw a post on FB, went and
pulled down the Ambrose book D-Day. Then went to
page 211 where Ken Russell a Co F man spoke of Sgt
Ray. In the book Russell stated that he saw Sgt Ray
get shot in the gut and while dying shot the German
who had shot him in the gut. The only problem with
that is that Sgt Ray didnít die until June 13, 1944,
not June 6, 1944. I then went to the Endnotes of
the book and it stated that this information came
from a Ron Drez interview with Ken Russell.
History can be corrected but it
is very time consuming work and even then some
people will look at all of the documentation and say
that canít be true because I read something
different in a book. Just because Ambrose had it in
a book doesnít mean itís true. The source in this
case about Ray dying just after being shot is only
on the word of a fellow soldier, not the actual
documentation. Sgt Rayís death was much worse than
the fictional account.
Remember Ambrose has been
exposed for writer fiction to a degree. It first
started in his 1963 Thesis and went from there. He
is now known as a plagiarist, and someone who didnít
do a lot of fact checking. Ambrose not only just
took the solders words he created paragraphs out of
In a way Wikipedia is that way
today as well. They just take someoneís word for it
instead of doing its due diligence.
It seems it was in 1963 where
the problem started with Ambrose plagiarizing other writers work.
March 9, 2017
Brian N. Siddall