Allied Bombing of Überlingen from “Suppressed I Rise

Covered in dust from the plaster, I walked down the path past the restaurant to a parking area near the lake. The evidence of the bombing was everywhere. Vehicles were strewn about like so many toys and, since the water table this close to the lake was fairly high, I could see water seeping into the huge craters the bombs had made, slowly filling them like swimming pools. My only interest was to return safely to our room with my children. Fearing the worst, we returned to our home and saw that the front door had been blasted off its hinges, but fortunately the house was still standing.

Captain Hank Bracker, author of the multi-award winning book, “The Exciting Story of Cuba” has now written “Suppressed I Rise.” This book is for anyone interested in a very personal, human view of the history of World War II. A mother’s attempt to protect and raise her two young daughters in hostile NAZI Germany challenges her sensibilities and resourcefulness. Both books can be reviewed and are available at, Barnes&, and other independent book vendors.