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Eclipse by Alan Moorehead

Eclipse (edition 2003)

by Alan Moorehead

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Authors:Alan Moorehead
Info:Soho Press (2003), Paperback, 300 pages
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Tags:Literary Fiction

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Eclipse by Alan Moorehead



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Part of a quite good series of books by Alan Morehead, a war correspondent, written during and immediately following events of WW2 Not well documented or literary masterpieces but gritty recollections of someone who was there. Definitely a Montgomery apologist; identifying Eisenhower as the instigator for Market Garden and calling the Battle of the Bulge Monty's finest battle victory. He fell in love with him in Africa and kept that rosy vision in place through Caen, Arnhem, the Bulge and the Rhine fiascoes. Monty did good work early, then began to believe his own press releases. Still the book is a good narrative picture of the Allies European campaign and victory. ( )
  jamespurcell | Sep 28, 2014 |
Eclipse was the code name given by their Allies to their last operation of WWII, the Occupation of Germany. Includes Collapse in the South : Italy; Collapse in the North : France; Collapse in the West : the Rhine; and Collapse in the Centre : Germany. ( )
  Lynley | Apr 19, 2011 |
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Alan Moorehead was a newspaper correspondent in World War II, celebrated as a master of reportage. This is his narrative of the last years of the war, throughout which he was constantly at the heart of the conflict: from the Italian front, to exhorting D-Day troops with Montgomery, on the beach for De Gaulle's return to France, preceding the forces into Paris to find Hemingway and his militia having liberated the Ritz, to the surrender of German forces, country by country. Written in 1945, the book not only seeks to cut a crystal line of narrative through the huge mass of detail, but to capture with concision and acuity the states of mind of the occupied peoples as they were liberated. This edition of "Eclipse" is published with a new introduction by Phillip Knightley.

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