Vessel of Sadness

  • by William Woodruff
  • Narrated by Sam Kelly
  • 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Italy 1944 is the setting of one of the most convincing and quietly magnificent stories about man and war that has ever been written. They were young when they left and sang as they sailed down the Clyde. They didn't know where they were going and they didn't really care. They didn't want to fight and they hardly knew what the war was about. But they went, together, singing, to what lay before them. Here, distilled from the experiences and observations of the author, who served in Italy in the British infantry, is the story of those who fought and died at Anzio.

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A Personal War

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If you thought you knew what circumstances influenced the tommy in Italy during the War, this book makes you think again.

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- Bookworm

Political education

This volume should be made compulsory reading for all politicians who seem to think that going to war is only an exercise in proving who is right. I defy anyone to listen to this without shedding a tear or two.
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- William

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-10-2005
  • Publisher: Audible Studios