Flesh Wounds by David Holbrook
This novel describes a young Cambridge undergraduate from 1942 through call-up, training in the army and as a tank officer followed by actual service. He takes part in the landings in Normandy and in the early battles before being wounded. He rejoins in war at the very end, before leaving and returning to civilian life. The books ends quite soon after.
I started to read it after hearing about it being described as an effective portrayal of war, which it was. It was very much a British view, compared with the Norman Mailer book I read recently, which gave an American view.
I also realized that I had started to read it before, many years ago (30?) but hadn’t finished it.