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From the Land of Silent People

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An account of the German invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece during World War Two by a newspaper correspondent
353 pages
Published 1942 by Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc
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Menckenman
Jul 11, 2011 Menckenman rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: students of WW2
I first read this book many years ago as a precocious twelve year old. I have re-read it several times since, most recently last year. I happen to have an original edition, printed in 1941, which was purchased by my father at the time.
The book is marvelous. A US journalist with an amazing personal history is working for a news agency in the former Yugoslavia on the eve of the German invasion. He details the events as they occur, offering for one of the first times to the American public the effe
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Michael Tisdel
"From the Land of Silent People" is a unique book in my collection of World War II histories. While I have many memoirs from soldiers and politicians from both sides, I have only this one from a news reporter. To add to that, this memoir of the author's experiences during the Balkan Campaign provide insight that I have never found in other works on this theater of the war.

The chronicle of the war from someone who was on the ground for the fall of Yugoslavia and Greece provides insight into an ot
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Adam A
Oct 04, 2012 Adam A rated it it was amazing
Now THIS is a book everyone needs to read.

A good friend recommended it to me when I badgered him to explain a few of the lingering bones picked over in Eastern European politics.

Just as the Second World War left deep and inummerable scars on the American body politic, it had in its way irreparably damaged Eastern Europe.

That there was such great antipathy to the war here in the U.S. (until the attack on Pearl Harbor) paints a very clear picture of all the places and times we erred.

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