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Norman Brooks


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Fragile Fox, The

Fragile Fox, The

as told by McClain: "The emotional drive of the story involves four men in a regiment stationed in Belgium during the last Winter of World War II-the Lieut. Colonel commanding, a company Captain, his executive officer and a platoon commander. In their last action, the Captain had failed to come to the rescue of a stranded platoon, which was wiped out, and this act of apparent cowardice has driven the remaining platoon leader to a state of murderous hatred against his superior. But the Captain is secure in his hometown hold over the Regimental commander; it seems his father had brought the Colonel up to a position of political authority in the State. When the Germans break through at the bulge the company is ordered forward again, to take a small town up the road. Here the Captain takes to the bottle and his terror takes command. He orders the remaining platoon forward, while he holds the rest of the company in reserve. as they leave, the leader threatens that if they meet opposition and are not rescued he wil


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in manuscript, Dramatists Play Service, New York,    -


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