A companion to his When Winning Was Everything Alabama Football Players in World War II, Delbert Reed’s All of Us Fought the War extends the story of sacrifice and heroism to The University of Alabama at large. An estimated then thousand men and women with University of Alabama ties served in the military during World War II. At least 350 of them lost their lives, covering 21 different countries, 15 Pacific Islands, and five of the seven seas. Some served torturous months in prisoner of war camps and many others were wounded. These stories illustrate the sacrifices of thousands of men and women who went to was to preserve democracy.