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From the City, from the Plough

(1948)
(The first book in the War Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Imperial War Museum Wartime Classics: one of four launch titles

January 1944, the south coast of England. The Fifth Battalion, Wessex Regiment, wait patiently and nervously for the order to embark. There is boredom and fear, comedy and pathos as the men all drawn from different walks of life await the order to move. With an economy of language that belies its emotional impact, From the City, From the Plough is a vivid and moving account of the fate of these men as they embark for Normandy and advance into France, where the battalion suffers devastating casualties.

Battle has its own strange chemistry. The courage and endurance of a group of men is greater than the sum total of the courage and endurance of the individuals in the group; for, when most of the group have reached the limits of human endeavour, there is always one among them who can surpass those limits, who will hold the others together and drive them on. It is not the romantic picture of war; but it is the truth of war.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

February 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: From the City, from the Plough
Author(s): Alexander Baron
ISBN: 0-7090-5823-3 / 978-0-7090-5823-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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December 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: From the City, from the Plough
Author(s): Alexander Baron
ISBN: 0-85046-580-X / 978-0-85046-580-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lythway P.
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December 1948 : UK Hardback
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Title: From the City, from the Plough
Author(s): Alexander Baron
ISBN: 0-224-60019-2 / 978-0-224-60019-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: From the City, From the Plough (Imperial War Museum Wartime Classics)
Author(s): Alexander Baron
ISBN: 1-912423-07-3 / 978-1-912423-07-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imperial War Museum
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: From the City, From the Plough
Author(s): Alexander Baron
ISBN: 0-948238-44-5 / 978-0-948238-44-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: BLACK SPRING
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November 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: From the City, from the Plough
Author(s): Alexander Baron
ISBN: 0-583-12178-0 / 978-0-583-12178-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Audio Editions

May 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: From the City, from the Plough: Unabridged
Author(s): Alexander Baron
ISBN: 1-86042-579-8 / 978-1-86042-579-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: From the City, From the Plough
Author(s): Alexander Baron
Publisher: Imperial War Museum
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