Pyle’s latest book bought by movies (10-21-43)

The Pittsburgh Press (October 21, 1943)

Pyle’s latest book bought by movies

Los Angeles, California – (special)
Lester Cowan, independent film producer, announced today that he had arranged to purchase the film rights to Ernie Pyle’s book on the North African campaign, Here is Your War, which Henry Holt & Company will publish Oct. 28.

Mr. Cowan said:

The film version of Mr. Pyle’s book will be a realistic and accurate treatment of his historic story of the American troops. It will also depict the life of the heroic newspaper correspondents who live, eat, sleep and march with our troops.

He spoke of Mr. Pyle as “America’s No. 1 soldier of the press.”