The Cowards (Modern Classics)

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Set in May 1945 in a small Czech town. The Germans are withdrawing, the Red Army is advancing, and Danny Smiricky is being forced to grow up fast. Observing with contempt the antics of the town's senior citizens playing it safe, he adopts the role first of reluctant conscript then partisan.

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