COMBAT STORIES by William Chamberlain


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These nine short stories, of World War II and Korea, have already had the S.E.P. seal of popular approval and for the most part center on stress situations, the slim chance or the lost cause which enterprise, endurance and courage can counterbalance. There's The Sacrificed Regiment, to Rommel's legions, on a knowingly hopeless attempt to break through; The Lost Company which, without ammunition, still succeeds in delaying a German advance; the naive new Lieutenant in Engineers who teaches seasoned soldiers more than one approach to adversity; the professor of applied psychology who, as acting CO, believes that his men should learn the Rebel yell and teaches them to holler, finding it pays off; a Chaplain who proves to be a real Captain; a battalion, and a girl with a passel of Korean youngsters, with a big river to cross; etc. Except for a trace of romance, and humor, the accent is on action, the designation- men and boys.

Pub Date: July 16th, 1962
Publisher: John Day