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Soldier of the press : covering the front in Europe and North Africa, 1936-1943

Author: Henry T Gorrell; Kenneth Gorrell
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Relatos personales norteamericanos
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gorrell, Henry T., 1911-1958.
Soldier of the press.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2009
Named Person: Henry T Gorrell; Henry T Gorrell; Henry T Gorrell
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry T Gorrell; Kenneth Gorrell
ISBN: 9780826218513 0826218512
OCLC Number: 280545341
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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).
Responsibility: Henry T. Gorrell ; edited with an introduction by Kenneth Gorrell ; foreword by John C. McManus.
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Covers early Axis intervention in Spain and their tests of new weaponry and blitzkrieg tactics at the cost of millions of Spanish lives. This work provides eyewitness impressions of what war looked,  Read more...


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