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The Resource 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

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

Label
Soldier of the press : covering the front in Europe and North Africa, 1936-1943
Title
Soldier of the press
Title remainder
covering the front in Europe and North Africa, 1936-1943
Statement of responsibility
Henry T. Gorrell ; edited with an introduction by Kenneth Gorrell ; foreword by John C. McManus
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
  • "Threatened by each side in the Spanish Civil War with death as a suspected spy, decorated for saving an airman{u2019}s life in a bullet-ridden B-24 Liberator over Greece, war correspondent Henry 2Hank3 Gorrell often found himself in the thick of the fighting he had been sent to cover. And in reporting on some of the world{u2019}s most dangerous stories, he held newspaper readers spellbound with his eyewitness accounts from battlefields across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. An 2exclusive3 United Press correspondent, Gorrell saw more than his share of war, even more than most reporters, as his beat took him from the siege of Madrid to the sands of North Africa. His memoir, left in an attic trunk for sixty years, is presented here in its entirety for the first time. As he risks life and limb on the front lines, Gorrell gives us new perspectives on the overall conflict{u2014}including some of World War II{u2019}s lesser-known battles{u2014}as well as insights into behind-the-lines intrigue. Gorrell{u2019}s account first captures early Axis intervention in Spain and their tests of new weaponry and blitzkrieg tactics at the cost of millions of Spanish lives. While covering the Spanish Civil War, he was captured by forces from each side and saw many brave men die disillusioned, and his writings offer a contrast to other views of that conflict from writers like Hemingway. But Spain was just Hank{u2019}s training ground: before America even entered World War II, he was embedded with Allied forces from seven nations. When war broke out, Gorrell was sent to Hungary, where in Budapest he witnessed pro-Axis enthusiasts toast the victory of Fascist armies. Later in Romania he watched Stalin kick over the Axis apple cart with his invasion of Bessarabia{u2014}forcing the Germans to deal with the Russian menace before they had planned. Then he saw twenty Italian divisions mauled in the mountains of Albania, marking the beginning of the end for Mussolini. Combining the historian{u2019}s accuracy with the journalist{u2019}s on-the-spot reportage, Gorrell provides eyewitness impressions of what war looked, sounded, and felt like to soldiers on the ground. Soldier of the Press weaves personal adventures into the larger fabric of world events, plunging modern readers into the heat of battle while revealing the dangers faced by war correspondents in that bygone era."--Publishers website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1911-1958
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Gorrell, Henry T.
Dewey number
  • 940.54/21
  • 940.53
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D799.U6
LC item number
G677 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gorrell, Kenneth
  • University of Missouri Press
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  • Gorrell, Henry T
  • United Press Associations
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War correspondents
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Spain
Label
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
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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)
Control code
280545341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780826218513
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009004261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)280545341
Label
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
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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)
Control code
280545341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780826218513
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009004261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)280545341

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