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Paul Fussell
From Doing Battle
(Little, Brown, 1996)

To the Reader

Late in the afternoon of March 15, 1945, in a small woods in southeastern France, Boy Fussell, aged twenty, was ill treated by members of the German Wehrmacht. His attackers have never been identified and brought to justice. How a young person so innocent was damaged this way and what happened as a result is the subject of this book.

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    RA 28.8, RA 14.4

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