Vessel Of Sadness (Paperback)
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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 04/11/2004
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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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349118116
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 16 mm


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

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“Vessel of Sadness”

An excellent account of his experiences and reflections in worn torn Italy. The book is in the form of a novel, enabling Woodruff to relate his genuine personal experience in its historical context, with emotional and... More

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