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Classic Stories of World War II

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Second World War fiction, Military history, Second World War

A compilation of stories detailing the heroic and harrowing experiences of the Second World War.

Classic Stories of World War II is a collection of fiction and non-fiction excerpts from the works of world-class authors who lived through the conflict. Authentic and impassioned stories reveal the heroism, survival, defeat and triumph of one of the most shocking wars this world has ever seen.

Contents include:
IRWIN SHAW A Perfect Morning (from The Young Lions)
J. G. BALLARD Lunghua Camp (from Empire of the Sun)
JAMES JONES The Big Day (from From Here to Eternity)
JAMES A. MICHENER The Landing at Kuralei (from Tales of the South Pacific)
RICHARD HILLARY Shall Live for a Ghost? (from The Last Enemy)
KURT VONNEGUT Billy Pilgrim (from Slaughterhouse Five)
EVELYN WAUGH Battalion in Defence (from Officers and Gentlemen)
NORMAN MAILER Anopopei (from The Naked and the Dead)
GUYGIBSON, VC Some were Unlucky(from Enemy Coast Ahead)
JOSEPH HELLER Major Major Major Major(from Catch 22)
RAYMOND PAULL The Invasion of Papua (from Retreat from Kokoda)
RONALD SETH Stalingrad- the Story of the Battle (from Stalingrad-Point of Return)
NANCY WAKE The White Mouse and the Maquis d'Auvergne (from The White Mouse)
JOHN STEINBECK The Invaders (from The Moon is Down)
NICHOLAS MONSARRAT The Compass Rose (from The Cruel Sea)
JOHN HERSEY Hiroshima - The Fire (from Hiroshima)

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