Theatres of War

Theatres of War

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On the landing beaches at Salerno in September 1943, two soldiers face the German bombardment together but they come from different worlds: Frank grew up in the backstreets of London but hea€™s clever and is now an officer; Edmund is a cricketer from a landed family. Vermillion had fallen for Edmund in Cairo where she monitored German communications. Desperate to see him again, she gets transferred to war-torn Naples. But when Frank discovers an abandoned theatre and stages a revue, she cana€™t stay away. It proves such a success that Frank is ordered to stay in Naples and put on more shows. Vermillion joins him and her life becomes enmeshed with both men. While Edmund fights in the bitter winter battles near Monte Cassino, Frank dreams of staging an opera. Vermillion still loves Edmund, but she doesna€™t want him running her life. And working with Frank, she experiences the independence shea€™s longed for. Vermillion feels fulfilled, but a time is soon coming when shea€™ll have to choosea€b Theatres of War is a love story about sacrifice and duty, and a war story about self-discovery and love. Seen through the eyes of combatants and civilians, it evokes the convulsions of the a€˜forgottena€™ Italian campaign of World War II. It makes a gripping read for anyone with an interest in historical wartime novels, Italy, opera and love stories.Edmund stares at his friend not knowing what he feels. Of course ... Edmund feels a surge of annoyance but he checks himself because Rob mustna#39;t know. ... Each time Smythe has organised a Jeep and driven Edmund to her palazzo. Thenanbsp;...

Title:Theatres of War
Author: R J J Hall
Publisher:Troubador Publishing Ltd - 2013-09-01

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