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As known to bend army rules to secure a stout drink or find warm if nonregulation clothing But when Mowat and his regiment engaged with elite German forces in the mountains of Sicily the optimism of their early. In the 80s I read a fair number of books by Farley Mowat but had never encountered And No Birds Sang It is an emotional memoir of Farley Mowat s experiences in Sicily and Italy during WWII as a member of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Hasty Pees He participated in Operation Husky the Canadian invasion of Sicily in July and August of 1943 and then the drive toward Rome Mowat does not mince words and is often critical of senior command decisions But what comes through most of all is the utter horror of the war and its impact on Mowat Long before battle fatigue was redefined as post traumatic stress disorder PTSD Mowat described the Worm and the inexorable way it liuefies the inner substance of its

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And No Birds Sang

Turned away from the Royal Canadian Air Force for his apparent youth and frailty Farley Mowat joined the infantry in 1940 The young second lieutenant soon earned the trust of the soldiers under his command and w. A memorable story of Mowat s experiences in WWII FM is a favorite author and if you only know him from his animal stories I suggest you spend some time with him in this contextcopied from Wiki Mowat served throughout the campaign as a platoon commander and moved to Italy7 in September 1943 seeing further combat until December 1943 During the Moro River Campaign part of the Italian Campaign he suffered from battle stress heightened after an incident on Christmas Day outside of Ortona Italy when he was left weeping at the feet of an unconscious friend Lieutenant Allan Al Park who had an enemy bullet in his head9 He then accepted a job as Intelligence Officer at battalion headuarters later moving to Brigade Head

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Days as soldiers was replaced by despair With a naturalist's eyes and ears Mowat takes in the full dark depths of war; his moving account of military service and the friends he left behind is also a plea for pea. In July 1942 Farley Mowat was an eager young infantryman bound for Europe and impatient for combat This powerful true account of the action he saw fighting desperately to push the Nazis out of Italy evokes the terrible reality of war with an honesty and clarity fiction can only imitate In scene after unforgettable scene he describes the agony and antic humor of the soldier s existence the tedium of camp life the savagery of the front and the camaraderie shared by those who have been bloodied in battle The title paraphrases a line from a John Keats poem in which Farley uotesO what can ail thee Knight at armsAlone and palely loiteringThe sedge has withered from the lakeAnd no birds singI have always had great


10 thoughts on “And No Birds Sang

  1. says:

    Farley Mowat is one of my favorite authors and usually his books are humorous producing everything from giggles to guffaws This is not that type of bookHere the author shares the story of his time in the Canadian infantry during World War II

  2. says:

    This book should be reuired reading for all high school and college students so they will understand what war re

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    A memorable story of Mowat's experiences in WWII FM is a favorite author and if you only know him from his animal stories I suggest you spend some time with him in this contextcopied from Wiki Mowat served throughout the campaign as a platoon commander and moved to Italy7 in September 1943 seeing further combat until December 1943 During the Moro River Campaign part of the Italian Campaign he suffered from battle stress heightened after

  4. says:

    In the 80s I read a fair number of books by Farley Mowat but had never encountered And No Birds Sang It is an emotional memoir of Farley Mowatâ€

  5. says:

    When I was 12 the poem that brought to me a love of poetry and literature was Keat's La Belle Dans san Merci which I found in my father's old h

  6. says:

    This book was recommended to me when I was looking for books about what WWII was like in Italy It a non fiction recounting o

  7. says:

    Wow Once of the most riveting memoirs I've ever read

  8. says:

    In July 1942 Farley Mowat was an eager young infantryman bound for Europe and impatient for combat This powerful true account of the action he saw fighting desperately to push the Nazis out of Italy evokes the terrible reality of war with an honesty and clarity fiction can only imitate In scene after unforgettable scene he describes the agon

  9. says:

    This is not a standard Farley Mowat book nor is it a typical military historymemoir In the anti epilogue Mowat describes the book as representing three decades of forgotten memories I think it likely they were repressed memories He recounts his experiences in the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment the ``Hasty Pees through England Sicily then up Italy culminating in the crossing of the Sangro and Moro rivers Th

  10. says:

    An excellent read concerning Mowat's years in the Canadian Military and his actions during WWII in the Italian theater Well written and very evocative I only give it four stars because the story just stops on Christmas in 1943 and we don't really find out any about his war experiences other than that he survived them I'd rather hav