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Wharton, William
New York : Knopf, 1982.
ISBN 1557042578
This is a book with 200 pages of waiting for the enemy to fire. Set in World War II somewhere in German woods, a group of bright college-educated men, recruited for reconnaissance are stranded in a chalet burning antique furniture to take off the winter chill, their contact with the enemy, a snowball fight and a shared Christmas tree causes them to doubt their role in the war effort. On the brink of hysteria, worn out by weeks and months of poor diet and little rest, the question foremost in each one's mind -- Who will survive? The tension is incredible.
SUBJECTS:     World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Ardennes -- Fiction.
               Ardennes (France) -- Fiction.
               War stories.


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