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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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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
WAR REPORT: BBC Dispatches from the Front Line, 1944-45
EDIT. BY D. HAWKINS & M. JONES    Book Number: 86035
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War Report was first broadcast from the beaches of Normandy in June 1944. It was a landmark for the BBC and for combat reporting and gave millions of listeners daily updates on the Armed Forces' p...
HOME FIRES
JULIE SUMMERS    Book Number: 85892
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In a heartfelt tribute to the ordinary country women who were at the core of the village Women's Institutes, a researcher and historian draws on interviews with many WI members and uses hitherto un...
THEIR PROMISED LAND: My Grandparents In Love and War
IAN BURUMA    Book Number: 85900
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A moving account of what it meant to be Jewish and English in one of the most troubled times of the last century. Throughout a devoted 60 year marriage that spanned the terror and separation of tw...
BOOM: The Life of Viscount Trenchard
RUSSELL MILLER    Book Number: 81384
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After a spell in the militia in India and then Africa, where, after recovering from a serious injury received in the Boer War, he was seconded to the West African Frontier Force, Trenchard was beco...
REBEL PRIVATE
WILLIAM ANDREW FLETCHER    Book Number: 86257
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The memoirs of a Confederate soldier written at the time in April 1861 when war was declared between the Union and the Confederacy in America. When the news came, it made W. A. Fletcher nervous as...
ON LEAVE
DANIEL ANSELME    Book Number: 86413
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Daniel Rabinovitch was born in 1927 and adopted the name Anselme while serving in the French Resistance and this novel was first published in Paris in 1957. France's engagement in Algeria was beco...
EMILY HOBHOUSE: Feminist, Pacifist, Traitor?
ELSABÉ BRITS    Book Number: 86658
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During the Anglo-Boer War, it is estimated that over 27,000 Boer women and children died. Although Emily Hobhouse has been little celebrated in her own country, she is still lauded in South Africa ...
SOLDIER OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST: From De La Plata to Waterloo
JOSEPH SINCLAIR    Book Number: 87020
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"The work of a man of superior education, who had enlisted in a moment of pique and humiliation to avoid facing at home the consequences of his own conceit and folly. The author wrote from the ran...
IT'S ME AGAIN: The Bandy Papers
DONALD JACK    Book Number: 87055
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With the blackest of black comedy and seat-of-the-pants escapades, this series about a young pilot makes the War to End All Wars come roaring to life. Descriptive and full of air combats and writt...
TELLING TALES: The Fabulous Lives of Anita Leslie
PENNY PERRICK    Book Number: 87001
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The story of a flamboyant woman in her upper class circle and her "startling achievements" during the war. Best known for her popular biographies of her relatives including Winston Churchill's mot...
CATCH 22
JOSEPH HELLER     Book Number: 87241
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"Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny, and fantastically unique. No one has ever written a book like this." - Financial Times. Subversive, wild and funny, 50 years on, the novel's st...
EICHMANN BEFORE JERUSALEM
BETTINA STANGNETH    Book Number: 87248
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In 1962 Adolf Eichmann was convicted and hanged in Jerusalem for crimes against humanity. After his career as a manager of the Holocaust he had escaped to Argentina, but was finally captured and t...
VOICES FROM THE HOLOCAUST
EDITED BY JON E. LEWIS    Book Number: 87282
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First-hand accounts of the Holocaust from the rise of power of Hitler to the Nuremberg trials. During the Holocaust, as many as two million Jews were shot in the open air, in streets and forest cl...
FAREWELL TO ARMS
ERNEST HEMINGWAY    Book Number: 87251
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In an unforgettable depiction of war, Hemingway recreates the fear, comradeship and courage of his young American volunteers and the men and women he encounters along the way with conviction and br...
DAY WILL PASS: The Diary of A Gulag Prison Guard 1935-1936
IVAN CHISTYAKOV    Book Number: 87192
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A rare first-person testimony of the hardships of a Soviet labour camp. Long suppressed, it is becoming a cornerstone of the understanding of the Soviet Union. Originally written in a couple of h...
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK
KEITH OGILVIE    Book Number: 87437
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Sub-titled 'Battle of Britain to The Great Escape: The Extraordinary Life of Keith 'Skeets' Ogilvie DFC'. When the Royal Canadian Airforce wouldn't accept him as a pilot in the summer of 1939, Kei...
HOME IN THE COUNTRY
SHEELAGH MAWE    Book Number: 83999
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It was a sunny day in 1940, Britain was at war, and Sarah age five and her brother James, six, were sitting at the table watching their mother pour the tea. Suddenly she broke the news. 'It's your ...
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR
ANN KRAMER    Book Number: 87383
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In 1916 a new phrase, 'conchies', entered the English language. Used derogatively by press and public, the term referred to conscientious objectors, those men who for reasons of conscience refused...
SEVENTH CROSS
ANNA SEGHERS    Book Number: 87688
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A rediscovered German classic novel from 1942, never before published in the UK, now in affordable paperback edition, it is both a gripping escape story and a powerful novel of resistance. Written...
SURVIVAL IN THE KILLING FIELDS
HAING NGOR & ROGER WARNER    Book Number: 87689
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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...
EXOCET: The Explosive Falklands War Thriller
JACK HIGGINS    Book Number: 87919
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On one side, the largest and most effective seagoing Task Force ever assembled. On the other, an air force ready to die as they attack again and again despite the odds. A single deadly mission me...
UNDERTAKING
AUDREY MAGEE    Book Number: 87951
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A soldier on the Russian Front marries a photograph of a woman he has never met. Hundreds of miles away in Berlin, that woman marries a photograph of the soldier. It is a contract of business rat...
DIARY OF A GULAG PRISON GUARD
IVAN CHISTYAKOV    Book Number: 87607
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The author was a Muscovite who was expelled from the Communist Party during the purges of the late 1920s and early 30s. He commanded an armed guard unit on a section of BAM, the Baikal-Amur Railwa...
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