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Still time to die

Author: Jack Belden
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1975, ©1944.
Series: China in the 20th century.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Belden, Jack, 1910-
Still time to die.
New York : Da Capo Press, 1975, ©1944
(DLC) 74034459
(OCoLC)2086211
Named Person: Jack Belden; Jack Belden
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Belden
ISBN: 9781468462289 1468462288
OCLC Number: 761457004
Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Blakiston Co., Philadelphia.
Description: 1 online resource (322 pages).
Contents: The Nature of the Battlefield.- 1. Falsehood.- 2. Uncertainty.- 3. Friction.- 4. Courage.- 5. Resolution.- 6. Exertion.- 7. Brotherhood and Loneliness.- 8. Destruction.- Chinese Battlefields.- I. The Death of a City.- 1. The dangerous position of China.- 2. The smell and feel of a city; its transmutation in war.- 3. War should be treated with respect.- 4. Defeat corrodes the soul.- 5. War breeds suspicion.- 6. War arouses passions.- 7. People have blind natural impulses.- 8. Non-combatants are often trapped.- 9. A city dies.- II. The Retreat from Hsuchow.- 1. The Japanese trap.- 2. A night march.- 3. "War is the province of chance".- 4. The atmosphere of retreat.- 5. A chance meeting with the enemy.- 6. History repeats itself.- 7. Breaking through.- 8. "One can cut off a slice of bread, but not an army".- III. The Battle of The Yellow River.- 1. A river betrays China.- 2. What soldiers feel as they approach the battlefield.- 3. How it feels to be surprised.- 4. New battlefields are always strange and confusing.- 5. The problems of a general.- 6. Battles take sudden changes.- 7. "Cannon fever".- 8. Battles make the uninitiated insane.- 9. "The fog of war".- 10. Anticipation produces fear.- 11. Sometimes soldiers shoot themselves.- 12. Retreat at night.- 13. Horror.- 14. Chiang Kai-shek makes a decision.- 15. The Yellow River.- British Battlefields.- IV. The Siege of Malta.- 1. The Blitz.- 2. Air Siege.- 3. The People.- V. The Battle of The Mareth Line.- 1. "The perfect battle".- 2. The importance of infantry.- 3. Attack.- 4. Defeat.- 5. Victory.- American Battlefields.- VI. The Landing at Sicily.- 1. The fear of uncertainty.- 2. The certainty of fear.- 3. The mystery of a landing.- 4. Exploring a hostile country.- 5. "It's good to be alive".- VII. Landing in the Enemy's Rear.- 1. A commander revives his men.- 2. The Hollywood atmosphere of a night landing.- 3. Bernard's Last Stand.- 4. Journey's End Hill.- VIII. Salerno.- Epilogue: There is Still Time To Die.
Series Title: China in the 20th century.
Responsibility: by Jack Belden.

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