Here Is Your War Author:Ernie Pyle A Foxhole View of G.I. Joe — Here is a whole campaign from embarkation to victory. written with an eye for detail that counts - the "worm's eye" view. War to Ernie Pyle is just people doing something new and difficult and sometimes bloody. He doesn't write about military strategy; he admits he knows nothing about it. But he supplies what the offi... more »cial communiques lack. His picture is of tired, dirty soldiers who don't want to die; of long, darkened convoys; of jeeps and bedding rolls, of dugouts and foxholes; and of laughter, too, and anger and wine and lovely flowers and constant cussing. And of graves and graves and graves. It is the real news - the human side of war. Our boys - the boys from Main Street, from Broadway, and from the farms of America - emerge from these pages as gallant, unpretentiously heroic Americans on the great adventure of their lives. The fact that this particular setting is the Tunisian campaign is incidental. The characters and action would remain pretty much the same whatever the backdrop - Africa, Europe, or Asia.
Originally published in 1943, this copy is a 4th printing from 1944. Yellowing, but no loose pages, dogears or writing.« less