PROVING GROUND by Elliott Arnold

PROVING GROUND

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Elliott Arnold is still fighting World War II in one country or another (never as successfully as in A Night of Watching) -- this time when a U.S. plane, flying out the wounded, comes down (via Yugoslavia -- slivovitz straight up out of the bottle) in Albania (raki straight up etc.). The flight manifest includes two nurses as well as the lovely Serbian Tereza -- enough to take care of that other activity. The little group is given an assist by Sarlo, a burly guerrilla of considerable rude forcefulness, while their Major, a quieter hero, dies bravely by his own hand. . . . Proven ground, but since Mr. Arnold doesn't put himself out very much, he's flirting with army surplus.

Pub Date: Aug. 13th, 1973
Publisher: Scribners