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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.

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Synopsis:

There have been countless narratives of men in battle that have indelibly conveyed the horror, drama, and excruciating emotions of war — but not many of these accounts reveal the unbelievable, unworldly feeling of innocence at suddenly being thrust into an arena where you either kill or be killed.

Another River, Another Town tells the story of a teenage tank gunner who is sent into battle against the Germans in mid-1945 and for six weeks fights alongside a crew as inexperienced and youthful as himself.

About the Author

John P. Irwin was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in 1926, and enlisted in the army in August 1944. He was honorably discharged in July 1946 and went on to Ursinus College in 1952, eventually earning his Ph.D. in philosophy from Syracuse University. He taught philosophy at Lock Haven University from 1964 until his retirement in 1990. He lives in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759635
Author:
Irwin, John P.
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Soldiers -- United States.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
2003 Random House Trade Paperback ed.
Series Volume:
108-279
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 192 pages Random House Trade - English 9780375759635 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , There have been countless narratives of men in battle that have indelibly conveyed the horror, drama, and excruciating emotions of war — but not many of these accounts reveal the unbelievable, unworldly feeling of innocence at suddenly being thrust into an arena where you either kill or be killed.

Another River, Another Town tells the story of a teenage tank gunner who is sent into battle against the Germans in mid-1945 and for six weeks fights alongside a crew as inexperienced and youthful as himself.

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