BEACHHEAD ON THE WIND by Carl James

BEACHHEAD ON THE WIND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Retrospectively remembered, and in prose which is often close to poetry, this is a story of war as it was fought in the Aleutians by men who were green, unsure and frightened... of a life which was bleak, inactive rather than eventful... of work which was ld and deadening. It is specifically the story of a ""beach party"" off the Greeley, a group of about tea men and junior officer who made a landing on Tartu and were left pretty much to shift for themselves, of Ja bombardments -- and worse -- the wind, and of very ional incidents among the men. There is little that is tangible here, much that is detached, deperso for a transcript of one segment of the war in its loneliness and monotony, rather than the more obvious heroism. For that very person, the interest and market for this will be largely among those who have a personal stake in that unglamorous front.

Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1945
Publisher: Little, Brown