SOLDIER'S STORY: Neville Timber Wood's War

SOLDIER'S STORY: Neville Timber Wood's War

MIKE WOOD    Book Number: 89583    Product format: Paperback

The son of a Hull butcher, Neville 'Timber' Wood volunteered in 1939 at the age of 19 to join the British Army's Tyne-Tees 50th Northumbrian Division. The Lance Corporal was among the last British soldiers to be evacuated from Dunkirk. He served in Cyprus, Iraq, North Africa and Sicily, took part in the D-Day landings and witnessed the horror of Bergen-Belsen. As a driver for the Royal Army Service Corps, Timber's job was to get ammunition and high explosives to the front line. It was a job with a high casualty rate, sometimes higher than front-line troops. The 50th Division was the principal fighting division of the British Army. Four men were awarded Victoria Crosses, more than any other division. It was the last off the beach at Dunkirk and the first back on it on D-Day; they were at the heart of El Alamein and the Sicily landings, and fought all the way from Normandy to Germany, where Timber saw at first hand the horrors of the concentration camps. Timber's story is pretty much the British war experience from the point of view of an ordinary soldier. He was even captured, saw Rommel and escaped. Written by his son Mike, this book is based on Neville's extensive wartime diaries and letters home as well as long conversations. It is brilliantly written and recounts the courage, determination, dedication and somewhat surprising humour of the soldiers involved. Timber died in 2015. 302pp in large softback, colour photos and many other archive images and maps.
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ISBN 9781472144584
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