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ISBN: 0809325276Издательство: Southern Illinois University Press
Год издания: 2003
Book DescriptionA chronicle of war infused with uncommon cheer, Dog Tags Yapping: The World War II Letters of a Combat GI is a young man?s education in life and death and a narrative of war told completely in letters. During World War II, thousands of high school graduates were drafted into the army to be trained in colleges as engineers or other technicians, but instead were assigned to fighting units and joined the great assault in Europe after D Day. One of those reprogrammed combat infantrymen was Morton Elevitch from Duluth, Minnesota. Elevitch?s cartoons, drawings, and extremely unconventional letters home?rescued from box-in-the-basement oblivion after a more than fifty-year dormancy?recover the story of one rerouted GI ina voice that is compelling and new. Embellished with a boyish flair, the quirky and playful documents collected here impart a distinctly personal and uncalculated record of war, family, and coming of age. "It?s much easier to...