THE FORT by Storm Jameson


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No overwriting here in this almost impersonal socratic dialoguing of the contrasting approaches to the present war. French and British soldiers are in hiding, along with a captured German prisoner, as the German line advances; one of the Frenchmen is killed, the other two go their way; the German prisoner has had to be killed; and the farmer and his daughter leave. Two Englishman remain, one a wounded officer, veteran of the first world war, the other a youngster whose attitude is constantly at variance with the elder man. Clear cut and effective handling. But I can't see wherein will lie its sales appeal. Very specialized market,-- those who prefer psychological musings, philosophical ponderings, to any attempt at story telling.

Publisher: Macmillan