And No Birds Sang

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Stackpole Books, 2004 - History - 245 pages
In July 1942, Farley Mowat was an eager young infantryman bound for Europe and impatient for combat. This powerful, true account of the action he saw, fighting desperately to push the Nazis out of Italy, evokes the terrible reality of war with an honesty and clarity fiction can only imitate. In scene after unforgettable scene, he describes the agony and antic humor of the soldier's existence: the tedium of camp life, the savagery of the front, and the camaraderie shared by those who have been bloodied in battle.
 

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

What a wonderful writer Farley Mowat was! This book which is about Mowat's experiences in the infantry during World War II made me feel like I was in the midst of the fighting. Mowat doesn't pull any ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

there's a similarity to the war memoirs of Farley Mowatt and those of Spike Milligan, and both relate to the writers having a nervous breakdown during the waning stages of WWII. Mowatt responded by ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
5
Section 3
7
Section 4
43
Section 5
45
Section 6
127
Section 7
143
Section 8
149
Section 9
151
Section 10
205
Section 11
207
Section 12
245
Section 13
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Farley Mowat's nearly forty books have sold millions of copies & have been published in more than twenty languages. His books include "Never Cry Wolf", "Sea of Slaughter", "The Farfarers", "People of the Deer", "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be", "The Desperate People", & "Ordeal by Ice".

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