Sweet is war Hardcover – 1 Jan 1954
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Fair, FIRST EDTION, Reprinted October, 1954. A very good, clean and sound copy in red cloth boards with a fairly good dust jacket. DJ is tatty around the edges but is clean and bright and in a clear protective wrapper.
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Malcolm Munthe knew well the casual brutality of war, its monstrous waste and random cruelty. He passed through ordeals which tested his sense of humanity to the full. Yet he retained his delight in the irony, comedy, beauty and heroic bravery to be found in this world."
This bitter-sweet memoir of the Second World War reads like a real life version of Evelyn Waugh's Sword of Honour trilogy. Mr Munthe was one of those few survivors of the way of life of pre-1914 Europe, who had been a page in the Swedish court as a boy. His youthful war adventures are consistently farcical, yet take place amidst the horrors of war. The result is a gripping book, sure to appeal even to those who do not usually read war memoirs.