ETCHED IN PURPLE by Frank J. Irgang


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War experiences of a medic in the U.S. army operating in France and Germany. The account of the life of the men is realistic with full quota of fighting, death, suffering, lack of food, and so on- as seen through a doctor's eyes. On this score alone it is more or less a fresh angle, but there is little that is new in presentation, ideas or expansion. It remains a personal account, meticulously recorded, with spots of drama, but in the main pedestrian and amateurish in style. The author working his way through the battlefields pictures the horrors of war- his own confessed fears...There are better books.

Pub Date: Dec. 5th, 1949
Publisher: Caxton