MEDITERRANEAN ASSIGNMENT by Richard MacMillan
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MEDITERRANEAN ASSIGNMENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Wide coverage, well informed, personalized and factual reporting on the Mediterranean theatre. A two-day assignment turns into a two and a half year period of front line intimacy, as the U.P. reporter sees the Italian invasion of Greece, the Western Desert, the British evacuation, advances and retreats, the final surrender of the Axis forces and the triumphal march into Tunis...A picture of the lengthening lines of communication in danger, of large scale infantry movements, of talks with prisoners, of Bardia, Berns, Benghazi, the tragedy of lagging production, of doomed cities, full retreat, efficient evacuation, of the Africa Corps, Wavell's woss, of the Desert Rate and their indomitable perseverance, of armies and divisions, of Gazala, El Alamein, American equipment, and the transformation and rebuilding under Montgomery from muddle to method, to perfection of organization. He writes of tanks, of the R.A.F., of the Navy, of the highly individual Long Range Desert Group, of Malta...This adds more pieces to the Mediterranean mosaic, in highly readable fashion.

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1943
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran