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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ASYLUM: A Survivor's Flight from Nazi-Occupied Vienna
MORIZ SCHEYER    Book Number: 84197
Published price: $28
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Written in 1944 while the author was hiding from the Nazis in a French convent, this survivor's account of the persecution and genocide of the Jews has an immediate quality which is fuelled by his ...
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...
BOMBERS AND MASH: The Domestic Front 1939-45
RAYNES MINNS    Book Number: 84539
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Packed with photos, cartoons, advertisements and posters, this fascinating book documents women's lives in wartime. The story starts with "A woman's chronology of the war", including the July 1940 ...
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...
TRUE STORY OF HANSEL AND GRETEL: A Novel of War and Survival
LOUISE MURPHY    Book Number: 84930
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A Penguin paperback edition with reader's guide inside, here is the poignant and suspenseful retelling of a famous fairy tale set in a war-torn world. In the last months of the Nazi occupation of ...
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 ...
ON THE ROAD WITH WELLINGTON:
A.L.F. SCHAUMANN    Book Number: 85257
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George III was not just the ruler of the UK, he was also King of Hanover, so when Napoleon's forces overran Hanover in 1803 many patriots fled to Britain where they formed the King's German Regimen...
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...
SPARK GIRL
FIONA FORD    Book Number: 85638
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Wartime fiction which sweeps us back in time nostalgically to rationing, gas masks, military Nissen huts and polishing buttons. A knock on the door early one morning wouldn't normally be cause for...
STRANGE INTELLIGENCE: Memoirs of Naval Secret Service
HECTOR BYWATER & H. C. FERRABY    Book Number: 85772
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Originally written up in 1930 as a series of thrilling articles in the Daily Telegraph, Hector C. Bywater's experiences were soon turned into a book with the help of Daily Express journalist H. C. ...
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...
MARCH BY MOONLIGHT
JACK LOVE & BARRY LOVE    Book Number: 86075
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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...
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...
AT WAR WITH THE 16TH IRISH DIVISION 1914-1918
J. H. M. STANIFORTH    Book Number: 86352
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Staniforth enlisted as a private soldier and went through the training of the ordinary recruit before rising through the ranks. His letters are among the most perceptive, graphic and evocative per...
REIGN OF TERROR: The Budapest Memoirs
VALDEMAR LANGLET    Book Number: 86385
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Born in Stockholm in 1872, Langlet was a gifted linguist and early supporter of Esperanto. He worked as a journalist for a leading newspaper, visiting the new Soviet Union in 1923. In 1931 he mov...
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...
REPORTING ON HITLER: Rothay Reynolds and the British Press
WILL WAINEWRIGHT    Book Number: 86418
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Allegedly the only person capable of holding Hitler's intense gaze, Rothay Reynolds was a leading foreign correspondent between the wars, running the Daily Mail's Berlin bureau throughout the 1920s...
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 ...
VALENTINE BAKER'S HEROIC STAND AT TASHKESSEN 1877
FRANK JASTRZEMBSKI    Book Number: 86717
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Colonel Valentine Baker's name is attached to one of the most notorious scandals of 19th century Victorian Britain. His name next surfaces as a soldier-of-fortune serving in Egypt during the 1880s...
CASTLE OF THE EAGLES
MARK FELDMAN    Book Number: 86476
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Sub-titled 'Escape from Mussolini's Colditz', here is the astonishing story of 24 British prisoners who used tunnels to break out of a highly fortified Italian castle-turned-prison. In March 1943 ...
OSTEND: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth
VOLKER WEIDERMANN    Book Number: 86493
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Capturing beautifully the feeling of departure, here is a meeting of the crème de la crème of exiled German writers during a summer of farewells. It is the summer of 1936 and the writer Stefan Zwe...
COVERT RADAR AND SIGNALS INTERCEPTION
PETER JACKSON & DAVID HAYSOM    Book Number: 87012
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Sub-titled 'The Secret Career of Eric Ackermann', here is the career of a man who became a leading figure in the world of signals and electronic intelligence. As a Junior Scientific Officer at the...
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...
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