Weller's War: A Legendary Foreign Correspondent's Saga of World War II on Five Continents
George Weller, Anthony Weller
Walter Cronkite referred to as him “one of our greatest conflict correspondents.” His tales from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Paciﬁc in the course of global warfare II gained him the Pulitzer Prize. Now, George Weller is immortalized in a suite of fearless, intrepid dispatches that crisscross a shattered globe. Edited by way of his son, Weller’s conflict presents an eyewitness examine sleek history’s maximum upheaval, and in addition includes never-published reporting along excerpts from 3 books. From battlefront to beachhead, Weller incisively chronicles the heroism and humanity that also controlled to triumph amid horriﬁc events.
Following the Nazi seizure of japanese Europe and his personal “quarantine” in Greece by way of the Gestapo, George Weller accompanies Congolese troops liberating Ethiopia for Haile Selassie. He is still in doomed Singapore till the colony falls. On Java, he watches courageous American ﬁghter pilots hold up the island’s cave in. Strafed by means of jap planes, he escapes via small boat to Australia. He covers the Paciﬁc, from the Solomon Islands to the jungle hell of recent Guinea. again in Europe he sees a liberated Greece beset via civil struggle, then crosses the center East. In Burma, he hazards guerrilla raids in the back of enemy traces. on the war’s shut, he hurries from China to a defeated yet uncowed Japan, the place new horrors watch for.
And he struggles all through opposed to a tireless adversary—censorship. vibrant and heart-stopping, the dispatches of worldwide warfare II reporter George Weller are as intimate, memorable, and proper this present day as they have been approximately seventy years ago—and display what it intended to be a international correspondent lengthy ahead of the period of satellite tv for pc telephones and the Internet.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Italians simply because all people, even in Greece, has all started to be sorry for the Italians, yet concerning the Germans. The Gestapo leader, in response to the Greeks, was once the most important sufferer of a whispering crusade that grew to become the Stadtkommandantur right into a package of nerves. because the tale runs, he resigned, asserting: “There are nations the place i can't work—Japan, the place not anyone dares speak, and Greece, the place every body talks.” even though neither democratic energy did a lot to deserve the blind loyalty of the Greek.
Observers dropped by means of parachute, the Nazis slowly, and at a great fee in males, started to make earnings of their attempt to silence the Bofors weapons buried in pits round the purple rectangle of Malemi. Their losses in males and plane have been heavy. The Cretan airdromes turned so glutted with smashed Junkers, Messerschmitts and gliders that it used to be very unlikely for the troop-carrying Junkers to land. Then the Germans have been commanded to land anyplace, despite expense. the one position left was once a slim strip.