The Magic Army Author:Leslie Thomas January 1944: In Europe the Nazi tide is turning. In an exhausted England hope is flickering ... — Then the Americans arrive. A smart, well-fed, well-equipped army which sweeps the bewildered citizens of South Devon from their homes in deadly earnest rehearsal for D-Day. — As the beaches echo to the sounds of bullets and the local church to the st... more »rains of Glenn Miller, Americans and English are thrown together with sometimes hilarious, sometimes painful, puzzling results.
THE MAGIC ARMY is Leslie Thomas's compulsive story of the unexpected events and flaring passions of that never-to-be-forgotten spring. In it he distills the dogged endurance, the bravery, the heartbreak and the folly that went into the making of the greatest military adventure in history.
"It's bawdy, funny, sad and sometimes sorry and it brought those times vividly back." --DAILY MAIL« less