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Laughing Gunner and Selected War Stories

Laughing Gunner (The)

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These masterly short stories, mainly of action in the disastrous Malayan campaign of World War 11 and of the long agony of Japanese Prison Camps, have a complete authenticity and atmosphere easily recognised by those who shared Geoffrey Bingham's experience. Geoffrey's literary gifts shine in this difficult field of the short-story writer in these concise tales of heroic events, grim fortitude, and in the balance, the grace of suffering and dying men.

These short stories depict vividly episodes in the lives of soldiers under the stress of action, and those subjected to the remorseless grindstone of captivity and frequently lingering death. His concluding analysis is expressed in 'The Lonely Kamikaze Man'.

What of this puzzling and terrifying contradiction—the conflict of nobility and depravity, of extraordinary love and unlimited hatred? I am pleased to welcome the publication of these collected short stories, and I trust that they will influence and inform this generation and those to come.

Sir Edward (Weary) Dunlop

 

Laughing Gunner & Selected War Stories

Rev. Geoffrey Bingham

by Rev. Geoffrey Bingham

Publisher: Troubadour Press

Subject: Short Stories

Book Code: 333

Pages: 319 pp

Pub. Date: 1992

ISBN: 1 87565 302 3

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