The Guns at Last Light
The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945Book - 2013 | 1st ed
Lodgement. "This long thin line of personal anguish" ; A gunman's world ; Terror is broken by terror ; How easy it is to make a ghost
Liberation. A monstrous blood-mill ; The bright day grew dark ; Ministers of thy chastisement ; The loveliest story of our time
Pursuit. "The huntsman is hungry" ; The Avenue of Stenches ; "Harden the heart and let fly"
Against the West Wall. "Five barley loaves and three small fishes" ; Every village a fortress ; A market and a garden ; The arrow that flieth by day
The implicated woods. Charlemagne's tomb ; "Do not let us pretend we are all right" ; The worst place of any
The flutter of wings. A town too small for the tragedy ; Faith in a friendly universe ; To the land of doom ; "Providence decrees and we must obey"
A winter shadow. "We are all so human that it is pitiful" ; Staking everything on one card ; The light line ; "Go easy, boys. There's danger ahead"
The Bulge. A rendezvous in some flaming town ; "Why are you not packing?" ; War in the raw ; Glory has its price ; The agony grapevine
Argonauts. Citizens of the world ; A fateful conference ; "Only are eyes are alive"
Crossings. The inner door to Germany ; Two if by sea ; "The enemy has reason to fear him" ; Lovers' quarrels are a part of love
Victory. Mark of the Beast ; Dragon country ; "God, where are You?" ; A great silence
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I am an American negro, doing my part for the American government to make the world safe for a democracy I have never known.
Reuniting a dead man and his name was the last great service that could be rendered a comrade gone west.
Paratroopers quipped that Montgomery was "too busy fighting Eisehower to fight the Germans."
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