The Crusaders, (A Novel of Only Yesterday). Stefan Heym (1913-2001). Little, Brown and Company - Boston: 1948. Book Club Edition Book. Original dust jacket.
From 1943 Heym contributed to the WW II war effort. As member of the Ritchie Boys, a unit for psychological warfare, he experienced the 1944 Normandy landings. His work consisted of composing texts designed to influence Wehrmacht soldiers, to be disseminated by leaflet, radio and loudspeaker. These experiences formed the background for The Crusaders.