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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
RESOLUTION: Two Brothers, a Nation in Crisis, a World at War
DAVID RUTLAND & EMMA ELLIS    Book Number: 88079
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A two-generation saga of the Manners family, Resolution shares the history of John Masters, Marquis of Granby, who famously led a cavalry charge during the Seven Years War and his two sons - Charle...
GENERAL JACK'S DIARY
JOHN TERRAINE    Book Number: 88594
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Captain J. L. Jack in 1914 was serving with the First Cameronians, one of the earliest British regiments to arrive and fight in France. Almost every day while serving in France and Flanders, Jack ...
CHANEL'S RIVIERA: Life, Love and The Struggle for Survival
ANNE DE COURCY    Book Number: 89162
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Coco Chanel may have been the best dress designer in history and the French Riviera was arguably one of the most famous pieces of coastline. In 1930, the two cultural titans were combined when Chan...
VINTAGE ROGER: Letters from the POW Years
ROGER MORTIMER    Book Number: 89182
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Commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 1930, Roger Mortimer divided his life between the racecourse, the hunting field, London's nightclubs and his parents' well-appointed mansion in Cadogan Sq...
UNDER PRESSURE: Living Life and Avoiding Death
RICHARD HUMPHREYS    Book Number: 88797
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Humphreys was a crew member on the Polaris nuclear submarine HMS Resolution from 1985 to 1990 and this memoir starts with his first gruelling training at HMS Raleigh on the banks of the Tamar, foll...
GREAT ESCAPER: A Young POW
LOUISE WILLIAMS    Book Number: 89292
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The award-winning writer and journalist is the niece of John 'Willy' Williams and here recreates his story from family memories, letters, declassified documents, oral histories and interviews with ...
SOUND OF HUNGER: One German Family's Chronicle
CHRIS HEAL    Book Number: 89320
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Proud natives of Berlin, Erich and Georg Gerth were both U-Boat commanders in World War I but followed very different paths in the post-war world. This huge, comprehensively researched book is the ...
PORTSMOUTH IN THE GREAT WAR
SARAH QUAIL    Book Number: 89346
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Home of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth's character as a seaport and garrison ensured its key role in World War I. The city is situated at the mouth of natural harbour with a deep-water channel, and shi...
SNIPER JACKSON
FREDERICK SLEATH    Book Number: 89353
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First published in 1919 and now reissued as an attractive hardback, Sniper Jackson is the fast-paced story of a sniper in the World War I trenches. Reviewers both then and now have made the point ...
YORK IN THE GREAT WAR
KARYN BURNHAM    Book Number: 89356
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The Great War touched every single town and city in Britain and barely a community escaped unscathed. Despite a long and tumultuous history, the seemingly brief period between 1914 and 1918 left a...
FROM BROKEN GLASS:
STEVE ROSS    Book Number: 89365
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Steve Ross was born Szmulek Rozental near Lodz, Poland, in 1931. Aged just eight when the Nazis invaded his village, he spent the next six years in a day-to-day struggle to survive in the ten conce...
MAN WHO WAS SATURDAY
PATRICK BISHOP    Book Number: 89419
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Soldier, escaper, spymaster, politician - Airey Neave was assassinated in the House of Commons carpark in 1979. 40 years after his death, Patrick Bishop's lively, action-packed biography examines ...
I WAS A SPY!
MARTHE MCKENNA    Book Number: 89064
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First published in 1932, this memoir of a resistance fighter has a preface by Winston Churchill, who finished the book at 4am, unable to put it down. Marthe Cnockaert's first experience of the war...
TESTAMENT OF WAR: Literature, Art and the First World War
A. D. HARVEY    Book Number: 89080
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"So many of the best books about the First World War were written by misfits." This fascinating literary history adopts a probingly personal approach to the effects of the war on the writers and ar...
TUMULT & TEARS: The Story of the Great War
VIVIEN NEWMAN    Book Number: 89035
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Poetry during and after the First World War is a staple for any historian or reader interested in the era. During that period, hundreds of women wrote thousands of poems for many different purposes...
BEHIND THE LINES
W. F. MORRIS    Book Number: 89480
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One of the beautifully designed Casemate Classic War Fiction series, this one was written by the highly popular English novelist W. F. Morris (1892-1975) who served with the 13th Cycle Battalion of...
PASS GUARD AT YPRES
Ronald Gurner    Book Number: 89481
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One of the beautifully designed Casemate Classic War Fiction series, Stanley Ronald Kershaw Gurner (1890-1939) was a writer and headmaster, commissioned into the Rifle Brigade and who served two ye...
LETHAL SHOT: A Royal Marine Commando in Action
SERGEANT ROB DRISCOLL    Book Number: 89627
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Former sergeant with 42 Commando, Royal Marines, Rob Driscoll served tours in Iraq, Kuwait and Kosovo. He also endured three tours in Afghanistan and the third of those will go down in history as ...
OUR BODIES THEIR BATTLEFIELD: What War Does to Women
CHRISTINA LAMB    Book Number: 89868
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One of Britain's leading foreign correspondents and prize winning author (and co-author of I Am Malala), this is the first major account to address the scale of rape and sexual violence in modern c...
SKYWARD: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII
SALLY DENG    Book Number: 89872
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A big and beautiful picture book about the ambition and talent of three young girls and their dream of flying planes. By 1942 all three girls were training - Hazel in an airbase in Texas, Marlene ...
CARDIFF AND THE VALLEYS AT WAR 1939-45
GARY DOBBS    Book Number: 89987
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Together with Newport and Swansea, Cardiff was one of the ports targeted by the Germans early in the war, though Bridgend's munitions factory further down the coast, the largest in Britain, was inc...
POSTED IN WARTIME: Letters Home from Abroad
RICHARD KNOTT    Book Number: 89993
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This fascinating and nostalgic book is based on the letters of six prolific correspondents in the war years. Three of them were famous members of the London scene: Noel Coward, Cecil Beaton and Fre...
A BOY IN WINTER
RACHEL SEIFFERT    Book Number: 89962
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A Times Book of the Year, they wrote 'Rachel Seiffert writes short, fast narratives about the big historical events that have shaped our time. This latest, unsettling work centres on a small Ukrai...
SOLDIER'S STORY: Neville Timber Wood's War
MIKE WOOD    Book Number: 89583
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The son of a Hull butcher, Neville 'Timber' Wood volunteered in 1939 at the age of 19 to join the British Army's Tyne-Tees 50th Northumbrian Division. The Lance Corporal was among the last British...
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