Title: Laughing Gunner and Selected War Stories
Author: Uhr, Janet
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 4th Edition
Publication Date: 1994
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 319 pages
Comments: 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’.