York : Knopf, 1982.
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.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Ardennes -- Fiction.
Ardennes (France) -- Fiction.
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