War

A war novel is a novel in which the primary action takes place in a field of armed combat, or in a domestic setting (or home front) where the characters are preoccupied with the preparations for, or recovery from, war.


See history for specific wars.

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In the Warsaw Ghetto
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Hitler's Secret Army: A Hidden History of Spies, Saboteurs, and Traitors
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Sea of Memories
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The Nightingale
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They Called Us Enemy
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The Island of Sea Women
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Ernest Hemingway
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Reference

Sun Tzu
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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