Those Devils in Baggy Pants

I’m just reading a couple of old paperbacks I picked up some time ago with the Spike Milligan war diaries. One of which is ‘Those Devils in Baggy Pants’, written in 1951 by Ross S. Carter, who served in the US Paratroops during WWII.

It’s certainly an interesting read, being essentially an edited and expanded wartime diary. The prose is fairly simple and a little out-dated but Mr Carter pulls no punches while describing his war-time experiences. For example, the Germans are more commonly referred to as ‘Krautheads’.

Worth checking out if you’re interested in the day to day life of a US paratrooper in WWII, particularly since it was originally published only five years after the close of WWII.

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