War Memoirs

War Memoirs

War Memoirs

War Memoirs

War and military, warfare worldwide, soldiers and regiments, battlefields and war zones. Historical overviews of world conflicts over the centuries through the eyes and words of those who were there.
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LOVE-CHARM OF BOMBS: Restless Lives In the Second World War
LARA FEIGEL    Book Number: 80489
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A powerful wartime chronicle told through the eyes of five prominent writers - Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, Rose Macaulay, Hilde Spiel and Henry Yorke (writing as Henry Green). Capturing the st...
SUMMER OF '45: Stories and Voices From VE Day to VJ Day
KEVIN TELFER    Book Number: 81065
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On 8th May 1945 Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister, announced to waiting crowds that the Allies had accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany and that the War in Europe was over. For...
DEATH WAS OUR BEDMATE
AGNES MCEWAN & C. THOMSON    Book Number: 82898
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The story of the 155th (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment has been consistently misrepresented, and the authors are aiming to set the record straight. Agnes McEwan?s father was a gunner with the...
WHEN THE OFFICE WENT TO WAR: War Letters
CLARE HORNE & KATHRYN PHELPS    Book Number: 83694
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Here we have a most unusual anthology of WWI letters. In the course of the Great War the men of the Great Western Railway Audit Office who were serving in the armed forces kept up regular correspon...
DEVIL'S DIARY: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets
ROBERT WITTMAN & DAVID KINNEY    Book Number: 83966
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Alfred Rosenberg first met Adolf Hitler in late 1919 and later confessed to a confidant that he was far from impressed by his intellect. However, like many millions of others, when he witnessed Hit...
WHAT LANGUAGE DO I DREAM IN? My Family's Secret History
ELENA LAPPIN    Book Number: 84319
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At the age of 47 and during a busy bustling family meal with her husband and three children in 2002, Lena received an unexpected phone call naming her biological father as Joseph Schneider, his rea...
ASYLUM: A Survivor's Flight from Nazi-Occupied Vienna
MORIZ SCHEYER    Book Number: 84197
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Written in 1944 while the author was hiding from the Nazis in a French convent, this survivor's account of the persecution and genocide of the Jews has an immediate quality which is fuelled by his ...
PARADE'S END
FORD MADOX FORD    Book Number: 84226
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Ford Madox Ford chose his name in honour of his grandfather, the pre-Raphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown and he founded two influential journals, The English Review in 1908 and The Transatlantic Re...
BOMBERS AND MASH: The Domestic Front 1939-45
RAYNES MINNS    Book Number: 84539
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Packed with photos, cartoons, advertisements and posters, this fascinating book documents women's lives in wartime. The story starts with "A woman's chronology of the war", including the July 1940 ...
SURVIVAL IN THE KILLING FIELDS
HAING NGOR & ROGER WARNER    Book Number: 84558
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A young doctor in his native Cambodia, Haing Ngor saw his life transformed when the Khmer Rouge Communists, led by the notorious Pol Pot, took over his country in 1975. He and his family along wit...
WHAT LANGUAGE DO I DREAM IN? A Memoir
ELENA LAPPIN    Book Number: 84440
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A multiple émigré, Elena's decision to write in English was the result of many wanderings. Russian, Czech, German, Hebrew and finally English, each language is a link to a different piece of her r...
DON'T HURRY ME DOWN TO HADES:
SUSANNAH URAL    Book Number: 85098
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The American Civil War directly affected a far higher proportion of the American population than any other conflict. Quite apart from the 3 million men who enrolled in both armies, there were thous...
VALOR, GUTS AND LUCK: A B-17 Tailgunner's Survival Story
WILLIAM SMALLWOOD    Book Number: 85158
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Statistically a B-17 tailgunner stood a 26% chance of surviving the standard 25 mission tour of bombing raids over Germany in 1943 - a fact of which Staff Sergeant Lowell "Slats" Slayton was unawar...
TRUE STORY OF HANSEL AND GRETEL: A Novel of War and Survival
LOUISE MURPHY    Book Number: 84930
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A Penguin paperback edition with reader's guide inside, here is the poignant and suspenseful retelling of a famous fairy tale set in a war-torn world. In the last months of the Nazi occupation of ...
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT
JOHN BROOM    Book Number: 85165
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'My son, cast thy heart firmly on the Lord, and fear not the judgement of men, when conscience testifieth of thy dutifulness and innocencey.' - Edith Cavell. A toxic mix of nationalism and militar...
HOLDING THE HOME FRONT
CAROLINE SCOTT    Book Number: 85167
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'Men in the field, women in the fields' reads the banner of the farmers asking women and girls to join the Land Army during the First World War. It is the Second World War Land Girl which has caug...
WAR! HELLISH WAR! STAR SHELL REFLECTIONS 1916-1918
JIM MAULTSAID    Book Number: 85179
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Jim Maultsaid's superbly illustrated Great War diaries covers his experiences from 1916 until mid 1918. On 1st July 1916, the first day of the Somme, Sergeant Maultsaid was seriously wounded. Des...
WELSH YEOMANRY AT WAR
STEPHEN JOHN    Book Number: 85180
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A history of the 24th (Pembroke & Glamorgan Yeomanry) Battalion, The Welsh Regiment sheds new light on the battalion's almost forgotten campaign in Palestine. It saw many of its troops killed and ...
LIFE AND LIMB: Perspectives on the American Civil War
EDITED BY DAVID SEED ET AL    Book Number: 85218
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Memoirs of writers including Louisa May Alcott, Ambrose Bierce and Walt Whitman stand alongside the medical observations of figures such as Silas Weir Mitchell and William Keen. The contemporary p...
ON THE ROAD WITH WELLINGTON:
A.L.F. SCHAUMANN    Book Number: 85257
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George III was not just the ruler of the UK, he was also King of Hanover, so when Napoleon's forces overran Hanover in 1803 many patriots fled to Britain where they formed the King's German Regimen...
SHEFFIELD CITY BATTALION: A History of the Battalion
RALPH GIBSON & PAUL OLDFIELD    Book Number: 85259
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Centre of the steel industry and home to four of Britain's nine armaments factories, Sheffield made a pivotal contribution to the war effort. Less well known is the fact that Sheffield raised its ...
REPORT ON EXPERIENCE
JOHN MULGAN    Book Number: 85043
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First published posthumously in 1947 in an expurgated form (some criticisms of his army superiors were originally deleted) this captivating memoir traces the Allies' path in the second world war an...
NATIONAL SERVICE: From Aldershot to Aden
COLIN SHINDLER    Book Number: 85436
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To mark the 50th anniversary of the end of National Service, a historian has captured the memories of ex-conscripts from many different backgrounds and ranks. They range from an RAF clerk to a mem...
VILLAGE OF SECRETS: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France
CAROLINE MOOREHEAD    Book Number: 85074
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Prize-winning historian Moorehead has done us a great service, unveiling the real lives behind the myth. High up in the mountains of the southern Massif Central in France lie tiny, remote villages...
RADIUM GIRLS
KATE MOORE    Book Number: 85513
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"Carefully researched, the work will stun readers with its descriptions of the glittering artisans who, oblivious to health dangers, twirled camel-hair brushes to fine points using their mouths." -...
SPARK GIRL
FIONA FORD    Book Number: 85638
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Wartime fiction which sweeps us back in time nostalgically to rationing, gas masks, military Nissen huts and polishing buttons. A knock on the door early one morning wouldn't normally be cause for...
STRANGE INTELLIGENCE: Memoirs of Naval Secret Service
HECTOR BYWATER & H. C. FERRABY    Book Number: 85772
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Originally written up in 1930 as a series of thrilling articles in the Daily Telegraph, Hector C. Bywater's experiences were soon turned into a book with the help of Daily Express journalist H. C. ...
HALIFAX IN THE GREAT WAR
DAVID MILLICHOPE    Book Number: 85920
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Halifax's experience of the Great War was different to that of many other large towns and cities. A garrison town (home of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment), within days the public moo...
GREAT WAR BRITAIN BIRMINGHAM REMEMBERING 1914-18
SIAN ROBERTS    Book Number: 85859
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Produced in association with the Library of Birmingham and publishers the History Press, how many faces, historic locations, family names and communities do you recognise? Birmingham at the outbre...
THE COMMANDANT: The Rudolf Hoess Text
EDITED BY JURG AMANN    Book Number: 85990
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In his own words, a vivid, horrific and unflinching look into the mind of the Auschwitz Commandant. While awaiting execution after the war, Rudolf Hoess, the reviled SS Commandant of the Auschwitz...
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