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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
PEARLS BEFORE POPPIES: The Story of the Red Cross Pearls
RACHEL TRETHEWEY    Book Number: 88077
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Before we commemorated with poppies, we commemorated with pearls. This was the campaign the 'Red Cross Pearls', an idea by Lady Northcliffe to raise money for the British Red Cross by collecting en...
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...
ROUGH RIDERS: Two Brothers and the Last Stand at Gallipoli
PETER DOYLE    Book Number: 88080
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Frank and Percy Talley were two brothers born and raised in Muswell Hill in north London in a comfortable middle-class home. In August 1914 when they were both in their 20s they volunteered to join...
FEMALE RAILWAY WORKERS IN WWII
SUSAN MAJOR    Book Number: 88151
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Even though some women worked in clerical, cleaning and catering roles on the railways, between the wars even these jobs were done mostly by men. Before the outbreak of WWII the roles of porters, g...
DEAD MEN RISEN: The Welsh Guards
TOBY HARNDEN    Book Number: 88180
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Winner of the Orwell Prize in 2012, here is the gripping story of the men of the Welsh Guards and their bloody battle for survival in Afghanistan in 2009. Under-equipped and overstretched, they fo...
DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL
ANNE FRANK    Book Number: 88182
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The young Anne Frank kept a diary from 12th June 1942 to 1st August 1944. On 4th August, eight people hiding in the Secret Annexe were arrested and two secretaries working in the building found An...
LONDON BOMBED, BLITZED AND BLOWN UP
IAN JONES    Book Number: 88405
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Sub-titled 'The British Capital Under Attack Since 1867' the author had made a career in bomb disposal as a Major in the British Army. London, like many cities, has witnessed the pain and terror o...
UNREASONABLE BEHAVIOR
DON MCCULLIN    Book Number: 88450
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Don McCullin (Sir Don since his knighthood in 2017) was born in 1935 and grew up in bomb-scarred North London, in between evacuations. As he says, his childhood was, simply, war - actual being bomb...
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 ...
THINGS THEY CARRIED
TIM O'BRIEN    Book Number: 88795
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'Matchbook' design whereby the back cover folds over the page edges and inside the front cover to make the whole edge look like the strip to strike on a box of matches on this 2019 designer reprint...
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