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Soldier of the press : covering the front in Europe and North Africa, 1936-1943 / Henry T. Gorrell ; edited with an introduction by Kenneth Gorrell ; foreword by John C. McManus.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D799.U6 G677 2009

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    "This memoir by United Press war correspondent Henry T. Gorrell provides eyewitness accounts from the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War and the war fronts in Greece, the Balkans, the Middle East, and North Africa during World War II"--Provided by publisher.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Gorrell, Henry T., 1911-1958.
    Published
    Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2009
    Locale
    United States
    Spain
    Contents
    Prologue
    Little Caesar
    Civil War in Spain
    Prisoner of war
    The Simpson case
    The siege of Madrid
    Interlude : reflecting on events, 1936-1939
    London : September 1939
    Balkan powder keg
    Nadia of the Gestapo
    Lieutenant Bill Belle
    Hitler : "carry out plan number four!"
    Vichy treachery
    Taxi to Teheran
    Interlude : October 1941-May 1942
    Malta convoy
    The retreat to Alamein
    Rommel hits a Stone Wall
    "The lull continues in the western desert"
    BBC
    "Winnie" comes to Alamein
    "No retreat and no surrender"
    Montgomery
    "Milk run" to Benghazi
    The bombing of Navarino bay
    The battle of Alamein
    Rommel packs up
    Benghazi's fall
    The Yanks bomb Naples
    The death of Private "X"
    The "ladies from hell" attack
    The fall of Tripoli
    Conclusion (but the war goes on).
    Other Authors/Editors
    Gorrell, Kenneth.
    Notes
    Includes index.
    Prologue -- Little Caesar -- Civil War in Spain -- Prisoner of war -- The Simpson case -- The siege of Madrid -- Interlude : reflecting on events, 1936-1939 -- London : September 1939 -- Balkan powder keg -- Nadia of the Gestapo -- Lieutenant Bill Belle -- Hitler : "carry out plan number four!" -- Vichy treachery -- Taxi to Teheran -- Interlude : October 1941-May 1942 -- Malta convoy -- The retreat to Alamein -- Rommel hits a Stone Wall -- "The lull continues in the western desert"--BBC -- "Winnie" comes to Alamein -- "No retreat and no surrender"--Montgomery -- "Milk run" to Benghazi -- The bombing of Navarino bay -- The battle of Alamein -- Rommel packs up -- Benghazi's fall -- The Yanks bomb Naples -- The death of Private "X" -- The "ladies from hell" attack -- The fall of Tripoli -- Conclusion (but the war goes on).

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780826218513
    0826218512 (alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    xi, 314 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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