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Vessel Of Sadness By William Woodruff

Vessel Of Sadness
by William Woodruff

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A terrifying true-life novel about the 1944 Anzio landings in the tradition of BAND OF BROTHERS.
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Vessel Of Sadness Summary


Vessel Of Sadness by William Woodruff

Italy, 1944 - this is the setting of one of the most convincing and quietly magnificent stories about man and war that has ever been written. Here, (distilled from the experiences and observations of one who fought with them in the British infantry unit) is the mood of those who fought and died at Anzio. Their task - to seize the Alban Hills and then Rome forty miles away. Instead, for more than four months, they sank into the mud of the Anzio plain and fought for their lives. Nothing has appeared since Erich Maria Remarque's ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT that can compare with this book's ability to penetrate the minds of men at war. There are no heroes, no heroines, no victories. This is a faceless, nameless, fragmented war. Even national differences - Britain, Italian, German, American - merge and are forgotten in this larger story of humanity. This story, in fact, does not need to be Anzio; it could be any battlefield where man has faced death.

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Vessel Of Sadness Reviews


Beautifully written -- Hew Strachan * Five Books *
It has the same gritty authenticity as THE ROAD TO NAB END * The DAILY MAIL *

About William Woodruff


From his birth in 1916 until he ran away to London, William Woodruff lived
in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community. He eventually went to Oxford
University and lived in Florida for over forty years. He died in 2008.

Additional information

GOR000562574
Vessel Of Sadness by William Woodruff
William Woodruff
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2004-11-04
240
0349118116
9780349118116
N/A
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