• Memoire/Battlefield Memoire

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    Peter Rees has taken diaries and letters and used them to build a picture of some of most unrecognised of history's contributors, the Australian and New Zealand nurses (the Anzac girls) of World War One. It really is a shame it has taken this long to recognise the graft and sacrifice of these women and girls, who boarded ships, some with no idea where they were headed to support ' their boys'.

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    This is the story of Buster's tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007 / 08. Buster is an English springer spaniel, trained to detect explosives and ammunition, with previous service in Bosnia under his collar. AES or Arms and Explosives Search is his trade.

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    A Woman Living in the Shadow of the Second World War:
    Helena Hall's Journal from the Home Front. Edited by Linda Grace & Margaret Nicolle.

    Miss Helena Hall lived in the village of Lindfield, which was in East Sussex until local government reorganisation in 1974. She was sixty six years old when World War Two started. She was a skilled artist, flag maker and embroiderer before moving to Lindfield in 1920, where she continued these crafts and became involved in many aspects of village life, including being librarian and member of Women's Institute, Bonfire Society, Horticultural Society and amateur dramatics.
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    Counterpart is a memoir tribute to the lives of two people, Major Ian Smith and Supin Smith, Rorie Smith's father and wife respectively. Written as Smith sorts through his father's possessions it is a reflection on the life of that decorated World War Two hero and those who passed before him, including both Smith's mother and sister, but with his Thai wife Supin; who battled Parkinson's disease for twenty five years being the other main focus.

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    The heart warming story of WW11’s only canine prisoner of war.


    Inspired by a photograph of a beautiful liver and white English pointer being awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal - known as the animal VC - author Damien Lewis decided to research and subsequently write the story of Judy who was regarded as ‘a dog in a million’.
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