Wartime

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Wartime

By Milovan Djilas
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977
470 pp. $16.95
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This much-discussed book is a riveting, brilliantly written, richly anecdotal account of the absurdities, stupidities, and dehumanizing banalities of military behavior, largely British and American, during the Second World War-a sustained elaboration of the famous acronym: SNAFU. It is controversial because of the dubious implication that the 1939-1945 war was without meaning, fought by enemies who were equally bankrupt morally.

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