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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
HUNGER: How Food Shaped the Course of the First World War
RICK BLOM    Book Number: 89717
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Dutch historian Rick Blom has scoured original source material including private diaries by active servicemen and civilians, historical accounts, food manuals, recipe books and interviews with vete...
WORTH SAVING: Disabled Children During the Second World
SUE WHEATCROFT    Book Number: 89730
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To what extent were the 'decision-makers' aware of the problems faced by disabled children during the war, and how did they attempt to deal with the problems, and to what extent were they successfu...
TWINS OF AUSCHWITZ
EVA MOZES KOR    Book Number: 89647
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The heart-breaking and inspiring memoir of an Auschwitz twin including an epilogue on Eva's incredible recovery and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Through her museum and le...
TROUBLE AT ZERO HOUR: Complete Zero Hour Trilogy
ROB LOFTHOUSE    Book Number: 90158
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Rob Lofthouse served in the Army for 20 years from the Falklands to Canada, Iraq to Kenya and Northern Ireland to Kosovo. His bestselling Zero Hour trilogy takes us back to D-Day and the ensuing mo...
WINNIE'S GREAT WAR
LINDSAY MATTICK & J. GREENHUT    Book Number: 90039
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A heart-warming read-aloud and Children's Book of the Year award winner, a perfect melding of beautiful art with soulful, imaginative writing. It is also a charming addition to Winnie the Pooh lor...
ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT
W. STANLEY MOSS    Book Number: 90248
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The Classic Story of Wartime Daring, now with an introduction by W. Stanley Moss's daughter Gabriella Bullock and an afterword by Patrick Leigh-Fermor. W. Stanley Moss is a young British officer ...
MARCH BY MOONLIGHT
JACK LOVE & BARRY LOVE    Book Number: 90256
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Sub-titled 'A Bomber Command Story of Ops and Evasion, Captivity and Friendship', here is Jack Love's personal account of the experiences he went through joining up for the RAF, training for, and t...
DAY WAR BROKE OUT
JACKY HYAMS    Book Number: 90291
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On 3rd September 1939 the dawn of a new conflict would engulf the world. Following the words of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain 'This country is at war with Germany.' By the time WW2 ended in ...
SOLDIER: Respect is Earned
JAY MORTON    Book Number: 90304
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Morton spent ten years in the SAS and four years in The Parachute Regiment, completing 14 years of decorated military service, he is now the latest addition to Channel 4's critically acclaimed TV s...
REPORTING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
BRIAN BEST    Book Number: 90679
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Famous reporters of World War II include writers such as Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell, but perhaps the most celebrated reportage is Richard Dimbleby's flight with a bombing raid over Berlin i...
HOSPITAL SKETCHES FROM THE CIVIL WAR
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT    Book Number: 89189
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The author of Little Women wrote personal letters which provide a raw and honest account of the reality of battlefield medicine during the American Civil War, a war which tore the country and famil...
IN A GUARDSMAN'S BOOTS
CAROLINE & PADDY ROCHFORD    Book Number: 90751
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Sub-titled 'A Boy Soldier's Adventures, from the Streets of 1920s Dublin to Buckingham Palace, WWII and the Egyptian Revolution'. When he was just eight years old, Paddy Rochford enrolled at Dubli...
SERVANT OF EMPIRE: Thomas Wilson Bracken
MARTIN GIBSON    Book Number: 90766
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In 1915, when the War Office appealed for experienced civil engineers to volunteer to help break the Western Front's appallingly costly stalemate, aged 50, Lieutenant and the Captain Bracken RE whi...
LAST MAN STANDING
GABRIELLE MCDONALD-ROTHWELL    Book Number: 90807
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'I have always felt embarrassed that the medals were given to me - I was just the guy flying the damned aircraft. It was a joint effort and those men were the bravest of the brave.' Tall young pil...
PRIVATE HEINRICH HIMMLER: Letters of a Mass Murderer
EDITED BY KATRIN HIMMLER    Book Number: 90840
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'The Himmler Collection' which contained the letters of Marga Himmler to her husband has been a treasure trove for primary historical research for years and a further collection of private document...
STORY OF CODES
STEPHEN PINCOCK & MARK FRARY    Book Number: 90892
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Codes exert a constant fascination because of their secrecy and ingenuity, and this attractive and informative book covers some of the world's biggest cryptographic challenges. Bletchley Park is am...
DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL
ANNE FRANK    Book Number: 90992
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Complete and unabridged, this is the extremely moving classic that remains a top favourite among readers of all ages, a rare and exceptional personal document that emerged from the Second World War...
BRAVEST VOICES
IDA COOK    Book Number: 90513
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First published in 1950 under the title 'We Followed Our Stars', this is the breath-taking story of sisters Ida and Louise Cook who during the 1930s rescued dozens of Jews facing persecution and de...
HOUSE OF GLASS
HADLEY FREEMAN    Book Number: 91091
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A moving memoir following the Glass siblings throughout the course of the 20th century exploring assimilation, identity and home, the book is the story and secrets of a 20th century Jewish family. ...
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