For Five Shillings a Day: Personal Histories of World War II

For Five Shillings a Day: Personal Histories of World War II

by Dr. Richard Campbell-Begg, Dr. Peter Liddle

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Overview

An amazing collection of eyewitness accounts of the British experience in World War II. First-hand narratives are drawn from every rank of the army and every corner of the conflict to create a moving and illuminating story of the greatest war of this century.Fascinating, moving, frightening, sometimes comic, this selection of eyewitness accounts has been edited into chronological order to form a magnificent oral history of the British and Commonwealth forces at war.We follow some 60 interviewees from the Army, RAF and Navy from 1939 to the Battle of Britain, the Desert War, the fall of Singapore, the Italian campaign, D-Day, to the occupation of Germany and the war in Burma. We hear from fighter pilots, nurses, gunners, commandos, Chindits and paratroopers. Their experiences on land, sea, in the air…and in some cases as prisoners of the Germans or Japanese are unique testimony from some remarkable men and women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007555826
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/19/2013
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Richard Campbell Begg served in the Royal Navy 1939-45 then returned to his native New Zealand where he practised as a GP.

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