But A Farewell to Arms is not only a novel of war
He recreates the fear, the comradeship, the courage of his young American volunteer, and the men and women he meets in Italy, with total conviction
He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded and twice decorated
Hemingway's description of war is unforgettable
In it Hemingway has also created a love story of immense drama and uncompromising passion.
Out of his experience came A Farewell to Arms