A MUST BOOK -- sorry we read it so late. Tops among correspondents' stories -- and this in spite of the fact that the period (1940-1944) -- and the locales (France, both 1940 and 1944) -- London (rocket bomb period) -- North Africa -- Italy (and most vividly the catastrophic destruction of Bardia) -- all have been covered elsewhere. Nowhere, however, has Casey's lively sense of immediacy -- of news -- of intimate first hand experience been rivalled. One has a feeling of having been there, whether ""there"" is hugging the hedgerows under fire, or experiencing for the first time the panic sense of being the goal of each bomb, or talking to refugees and the driftwood cast up by modern war, or seeing that wrecked towns really look like. Some of the freshest material came out of his assignment to a British corvette on Mediterranean convoy duty -- to a British LCT on D-day. Human interest -- humor -- adventure -- all here.