Many a Watchful Night (1944)


"It Must be Difficult... to Cheer Men Who in the Cause of Freedom--Your Freedom and Their Own--Have Just Been Compelled to Flatten Your Home, or Kill Your Brother"

Brown, John Mason. Many a Watchful Night. New York: Whittlesey House, 1944.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this beautiful and poignant portrait of wartime Europe including D-Day by a naval officer, photo-illustrated with contemporary photographs taken by members of the military. With great empathy and emotion, Lieutenant John Mason Brown recounts his experiences during the Second World War in Europe, from the state of Great Britain during the Blitz to D-Day. Writing in 1944, Brown thoughtfully examines all aspects of his war, from standing in the chow line to interacting with German prisoners, all with a clear hope for a type of unarmed peace that never came. Book about-fine, dust jacket with light wear to extremities. A near-fine copy.