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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RADICAL GENERAL: Sir Ronald Adam
ROGER BROAD    Book Number: 86982
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The historian Sir Michael Howard said General Sir Ronald Adam (1885-1982) was "...an extraordinarily enlightened adjutant-general", whereas his military contemporary General Sir Bernard Paget said ...
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...
LUCIE AUBRAC
SIAN REES    Book Number: 87409
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Sub-titled 'The French Resistance Heroine Who Defied the Gestapo'. In 1943 during the Nazi occupation of France, a young woman called Lucie Aubrac engineered the audacious escape of her husband fr...
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...
THERE WAS A TIME
FRANK WHITE    Book Number: 87947
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For six months from June to December 1940, the people of Britain faced the grim prospect of invasion. A village consists of its people and therefore is a broad, well-populated canvas, coloured by ...
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...
TEA, RUM & FAGS: Sustaining Tommy 1914-18
ALAN WEEKS    Book Number: 88081
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Egg and chips in the estaminets, beer and wine, parcels, canteens, bed and breakfast, rations, supplying the front, here is all about Bully Beef and hard biscuits, mutinous mutterings, tea, rum, fa...
WEST END FRONT: The Wartime Secrets of London's Grand Hotels
MATTHEW SWEET    Book Number: 87956
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From the egregious conman Sir Curtis Lampson to the louche inhabitants of the Pink Sink Spa, Fifth columnists, communists, spies, spivs, charlatans and deposed monarchs, here is an affectionate sea...
WINGS ON MY SLEEVE
CAPTAIN ERIC 'WINKLE' BROWN    Book Number: 87958
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The astronaut Tim Peake said of this author that he was 'the greatest test pilot who ever lived. A true inspiration.' Eric Brown joined the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm during WWII and went on to fl...
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...
BOMBSITES & LOLLIPOPS
JACKY HYAMS    Book Number: 88168
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In a bombed out damp and squalid Hackney slum, one family is leading a life of luxury funded by illegal betting, where virtually everything is available thanks to a thriving black market. The Hyam...
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...
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