Brigadier General Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall served in both world wars and was, at the time of the events related here, the Army’s chief historian in the European theater. For many years he has been chief editorial writer of the Detroit News. Among his books are two on the war in Korea, The River and the Gauntlet and Pork Chop Hill .
An eyewitness re-creates the wonderful, wacky day in August, 1944, when Hemingway, a handful of Americans, and a senorita named Elena helped rekindle the City of Light. Champagne ran in rivers, and the squeals inside the tanks were not from grit in the bogie wheels