The Greatest Stories of World War II: On Land - Robin CrossEdison: Castle Books, 1994, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
From the cover: “In World War II, mighty political and technical forces were harnessed but, at the end of the day, victory was secured and defeat suffered by the soldiers on the ground. Gathered here are their own stories in their own words — eyewitness accounts of the experience of battle.
These stories bear testimony to the many faces of soldiering in the greatest conflict in human history. The reality of war with its strange combination of tedium, tension and terror is vividly evoked from sniping duels in the ruins of Stalingrad to the bitter battles fought for specks in the Pacific Ocean, and the clash of armor in Normandy.
The sights and sounds of war are described by those who fought on Crete, in the Western Desert, in the Pacific and at Arnhem. There is heroism under fire, the grim humor of endurance, the exhilaration of victory and the despair of defeat.
From generals to GIs, these are the true voices of men at war.”