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They Called It Purple Heart Valley. A Combat…

They Called It Purple Heart Valley. A Combat Chronicle of the War in…

by Margaret Bourke-White

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An excellent, richly illustrated, account of the bloodiest phase of the Italian campaign. Here is a report-in pictures and in words-of exactly what happened to our men during the bitterest phases of the Italian campaign. This report is not based upon a hurried visit behind the lines; Margaret Bourke-White spent a full five months on the Italian front photographing, questioning, observing, and living in close association with our troops. She was not content to remain safely behind the combat area. She flew over the German lines and narrowly escaped being shot down. On the ground she came closer to the enemy lines than any woman has been before the most advanced American post around Cassino.… (more)

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