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143pp. With rubbed dust jacket VG: in very good condition. Previous owner inscription on fep. Spotting to the page edge block. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : I Was in Noah's Ark
Éditeur : W & R Chambers Ltd
Date d'édition : 1957
Reliure : Light hardback cloth cover
Edition : First Edition.
Description du livre W. & R. Chambers Ltd, UK, 1957. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. First Edition. 'This is a story of the resistance groups that fought in Greece against the occupying Germans. It is not concerned with the finer strategy of the allied Balkan landings and parachute troops, but with the day-to-day experiences of a tough little Glaswegian, who "brassed" his way through various eliminating rounds of route marches " on the chinstrap," nightmare parachute jumps, and the other tests used to daunt would-be, resistance fighters. After a wine tasting and by no means uneventful sojourn in Italy, Francis Reid found himself involved in the Operation Noah's Ark. He describes what this remarkable allied effort to tie down Hitler's troops in Greece looked like from the inside. He has a soldier's eye for the fascinating detail of the ridiculous and men, mules and equipment come under light fire. The classic scenery of the Greek mountains and the dangerous nights on their slopes made vivid impressions on the author and ite conveys much of this into print. I WAS IN NOAH'S ARK could not be described as the book of heroes-it is too human ; and yet there emerges a picture of a group of comrades who lived well beyond the unit's aspiration, "Quit Ye Like Men," and who contributed more than something to the ultimate storming of the Nazi European fortress.' Book - in Very Good beige boards with red lettering - some browning to the extreme edges. Contents, slight browning to the half title page and slight speckling to the extreme page edges otherwise clean and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - Good - some loss to the ends of the spine and the spine is heavily browned and is there some browning to the white background of the back of the jacket, strengthening to the verso of the jacket so the jacket is now nice and tidy. Size: 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches. 143 pages. Full page frontispiece illustration and a further 5 full page ones in the text. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Military & Warfare; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8357. N° de réf. du libraire 8357