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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
LONG ROAD
OLIVER CLUTTON-BROCK    Book Number: 88975
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Sub-titled 'Trials and Tribulations of Airmen Prisoners From Stalag Luft VII (Bankau) to Berlin, June 1944 to May 1945.' The book is firstly a testament to those many nationalities who found thems...
LIFE IN THE THIRD REICH
PAUL ROLAND    Book Number: 88493
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By the author of more than 30 books about the Nazis, the occult and the Nuremberg Trials, Paul Roland draws on the recollections of those who lived through the rise and fall of one of the most vici...
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...
CRACKED EGGS AND CHICKEN SOUP:
NORMAN JACOBS    Book Number: 89411
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The story of East Ender Isaac Jacobs is told in his own words, which his son Norman has skilfully woven together with the testimony of other family members to make an absorbing and often hilarious ...
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...
LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER
NEIL BARTLETT & KATE PULLINGER    Book Number: 89066
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At Paddington Station stands a life-size bronze statue of a WWI soldier in battle gear, scarf, helmet and greatcoat, reading a letter from home. Sculpted by Charles Sargeant Jagger and unveiled on ...
TEENAGE RESISTANCE FIGHTER: With the Maquisards
HUBERT VERNERET    Book Number: 89079
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Hitler invaded Austria on Hubert Verneret's 13th birthday in 1938, and when the war started he was soon involved in clandestine operations with his schoolfriends Michel and Jim. Assisting at a para...
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...
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