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Another River, Another Town: A Teenage Tank Gunner Comes of Age in Combat-1945

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Many narrative accounts of men in combat during World War II have conveyed the horrors and emotions of warfare. However, not many reveal in such an intimate way the struggle of innocent youth to adapt to the primitive code of “kill or be killed,” to transform from lads into combat soldiers.

Another River, Another Town is the story of John P. Irwin, a teenage tank gunner whose idealistic desire to achieve heroism is shattered by the incredibly different view of life the world of combat demands. He comes to the realization that the realm of warfare has almost nothing in common with the civilian life from which he has come.

The interminable fighting, dirt, fatigue, and hunger make the war seem endless. In addition to the killing and destruction on the battlefield, Irwin and his crew are caught up in the unbelievable depravity they encounter at Nordhausen Camp, where slave laborers are compelled to work themselves to death manufacturing the infamous V-rockets that have been causing so much destruction in London, and that are expected one day to devastate Washington, D.C.

At the end of the war, the sense of victory is, for these men, overshadowed by the intense joy and relief they experience in knowing that the fighting is at last over.

Synopsis:

Reminding many readers of "The Red Badge of Courage, " this book is the distinctive memoir of a teenage tank gunner in World War II.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375507755
Author:
Irwin, John P.
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Irwin, John P.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
World War, 19
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 00-4754
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.48x5.80x.77 in. .73 lbs.

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