Photographer, Paratrooper, POW: A Wyoming Cowboy in Hitler’s Germany

Estimated read time 2 min read

“Darling, you haunt me. Every time I sit down for even a minute with nothing to occupy me immediately I want to start a letter to you…”

War era correspondence and 70 year old photographs depict an age of heroism and innocence. PHOTOGRAPHER, PARATROOPER, POW: A Wyoming Cowboy in Hitler’s Germany tells the story of three brothers who leave their Wyoming home to fight in World War II. This historical narrative begins with the westward expansion of a tough breed of immigrants, and ends with the rendition of Harold Carroll’s many harrowing escapes from Nazi prisoner of war camps, mostly described in his own words.

Within these pages family histories, military experiences, personal desires, photos, and war-time correspondence subtly communicate the angst and awe of an era. Judiciously saved by one of America’s first paratroopers, a combat photographer, and a prisoner of war whose stubborn tenacity saved him repeatedly from execution at the hands of the Nazis; and meticulously compiled by the author into a rich saga that allows glimpses into our colorful & troubled past.

“Carroll’s book relates a compelling story, skillfully written. It is a must read for those who love history and especially those fascinated by World War II history.”
~ Marsha Henry Goff,   A Crazy Plan: Darby’s Rangers’ Heroic Last Stand at Cisterna

Check out Marsha’s website: Jest for Grins

Book Photographer, Paratrooper, POW
PHOTOGRAPHER, PARATROOPER, POW: A Wyoming Cowboy in Hitler’s Germany