And No Birds Sang

And No Birds Sang

by Farley Mowat

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And No Birds Sang 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JonSowden on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Outstanding and emotionally wrenching memoir of the Sicilian and early part of the Italian campaigns. The book start off with hijinks and comedy, but progressively descends into despair and terror. Highly recommended.
Sandydog1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mowat's chilling account of his Canadian Regiment's close-combat in the Italian countryside. This tale of the usual WWII fare - confusion, poor equipment, poor planning, bravery, tenacity, fatigue and terror - ends abruptly as Mowat fights exhaustion and battle fatigue in the heat (and cold) of battle.
IslandDave on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've read many war memoirs, especially WWII, and this is one of the best. Mowat offers a fast-paced narrative of the decent into hell that was his experience as a Canadian officer during the invasion of Sicily and Italy by Allied forces in 1943. He offers no gloss or unnecessary assumptions, he simply recounts what he remembers of the experiences. If you were moved by Band of Brothers, you'll likely find And No Birds Sang a gripping tale of the expectations of glory in battle being crushed by the horrors of war.
jamespurcell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bittersweet rememberances of life as a subaltern in a Canadian regiment. They started out as gung-ho volunteers and ended up as tough, competent soldiers; but the transition was costly in friends, values and painful memories.
Crossman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Heard about this book online and it's raw portrayal of Mr. Mowat war experience serving in the Canadian Hasting & Prince Edward Regiment - "Hasting Pees." Covers his experience in Sicilian landings and Southern Italian front facing the "Hermann Goring Division." Raw look at the front line hell. I has read a lot of books about individual war experiences and this is one of the best.