American Marines storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemy plans a counterattack, in this look at warfare. Fighting men on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they experience in combat. Written by
Martin H. Booda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It waves no flags and beats no drums. It just pulls the pin on a grenade and throws it - Catch!
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Did You Know?
's uniquely constructed novel "Beach Red" was published in 1945, near the end of World War II. The book chronicles a US assault on a Japanese-held island in the Pacific and the subsequent advance of a four-man army recon patrol in the jungle, through the thoughts of one of its members. A contemporary review of the book stated the novel "looks like unrhymed verse, but . . . author Bowman stoutly insists (it) is 'sprung prose'." A modern-day reviewer accurately described the book as ". . . not a novel. It is a 61-page prose poem, organized in non-rhyming stanzas with varying numbers of lines in each stanza." See more
Some of the flashback scenes, in particular those featuring Captain MacDonald's wife, Julie, are unrealistic in their depiction of the time period intended - namely early to mid-1940's. In particular, she is seen wearing her hair and mascara in a style that is clearly not of the mid-1940's, and in one scene, is shown wearing a blouse that is clearly of a mid-1960's design. See more
Referenced in Conker: Live and Reloaded
Sung by Jean Wallace
Written by Cornel Wilde
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