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The fortress

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Early in 1944, Allied forces stormed ashore at Anzio in an attempt to outflank the Germans still desperately resisting in Italy, and to secure the road to Rome. It is said of the fighting for the beach-head that it most closely resembled that on the Western Front during the Great War. Raleigh Trevelyan was a twenty-year-old subaltern when he landed at Anzio, and was ordered to take his platoon into the dangerous sector known as "the Fortrees". His book is a unique record of the impact of warfare upon an adventurous but sensitive young man, and a fine portrait of British soldiers at close contact with the enemy during some of the grimmest fighting of the war. Justly praised when it was first published in 1956, The Fortrees remains among the greatest memoirs to have been spawned by the Second World War, a moving testimony to ordinary men in action, and a painful account of the loss of innocence.

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Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0907675522
ISBN-13:
9780907675525
Publisher:
Buchan & Enright

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Early in 1944, Allied forces stormed ashore at Anzio in an attempt to outflank the Germans still desperately resisting in Italy, and to secure the road to Rome. It is said of the fighting for the beach-head that it most closely resembled that on the Western Front during the Great War. Raleigh Trevelyan was a twenty-year-old subaltern when he landed at Anzio, and was ordered to take his platoon into the dangerous sector known as "the Fortrees". His book is a unique record of the impact of warfare upon an adventurous but sensitive young man, and a fine portrait of British soldiers at close contact with the enemy during some of the grimmest fighting of the war. Justly praised when it was first published in 1956, The Fortrees remains among the greatest memoirs to have been spawned by the Second World War, a moving testimony to ordinary men in action, and a painful account of the loss of innocence.

Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0907675522
ISBN-13:
9780907675525
Publisher:
Buchan & Enright

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