THE GODS WERE NEUTRAL by Robert Crisp

THE GODS WERE NEUTRAL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This short narrative of the Greek campaign waged by the British in 1941 is related in the first person by the author. A member of the tank corps, Robert Crisp has written of his experiences in a manner which could very easily be mistaken for a Hemingway war novel. He leaves the question of the campaign's importance to an introductory excerpt from Hitler's diary which bemoans the fact that the Nazis were diverted from their original plans by having to reenforce the Italian front in Greece, thus expending crack divisions and delaying the invasion of Russia. Instead, Crisp recounts in precise detail those experiences he underwent in that segment of the war. It is a highly readable book and though it will not add to World War II scholarship it definitely has merit as an eyewitness report. Military buffs are certain to include it in their reading lists for the year.

Pub Date: Jan. 3rd, 1960
Publisher: Norton