A shocking and compelling novel about trench warfare in World War I...
The bombing squad of No. 2 Platoon are the dregs of the army, the toughest of the tough. But even they cannot endure forever the nightmare of war. Corporal Williams's authority is being strained past its limits by his men's wretchedness, terror, and exhaustion. Fragile Lamont, too sensitive for the inhumanity of the front, is plotting a way to escape. And the Brute that the war has unleashed is tearing Gunn apart from within...
This classic about nine very different men trying to survive exposes the horrors of war and the darkness that lurks within the human spirit.
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Liam O'Flaherty was born on the Aran Island in 1896. His work includes the novels Skerrett, The Black Soul, The Assassin, a novella The Ecstasy of Angus, and several acclaimed short story collections.From Library Journal:
O'Flaherty here offers the story of a tough squad of World War I soldiers who slowly start to crack under the strain of combat. First published in 1929, this edition marks the book's paperback debut.
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Book Description Wolfhound Pr, Ireland, 1998. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Re-issue. The dregs of the army, the toughest of the tough - that is the bombing squad of the No. 2 platoon. But even they cannot forever endure the horror of war.139 pages, published @ 6.99 Pounds/$11.95. Bookseller Inventory # 14541
Book Description Wolfhound Pr, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0863276288
Book Description Wolfhound Pr, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110863276288