• Memoire/Battlefield Memoire

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    This book is largely a result of the chance discovery of a chocolate box of letters, discovered in an attic many years after the Cyprus Emergency, 1955 5. The letters were written to his family by a National Service soldier, who served in the Suffolk Regiment, just before it amalgamated with the Royal Norfolk Regiment to form the Royal East Anglian Regiment.

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    This book is largely a result of the chance discovery of a chocolate box of letters, discovered in an attic many years after the Cyprus Emergency, 1955 5. The letters were written to his family by a National Service soldier, who served in the Suffolk Regiment, just before it amalgamated with the Royal Norfolk Regiment to form the Royal East Anglian Regiment.

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    Gallipoli tells the story of Sarah Winwood and five other newly enlisted sisters in the Australian Army Service of to do their bit for their boys in the distant war. The sisters all set sail with little idea of what lies in store for them. With heads full of ideas of adventure they land in Egypt their duties interspaced around trips to the pyramids, invitations to dinner and taking tea. It is only when they board the hospital ship Gascon that the true and abject horror of the injuries of the First World War are revealed to them. They must face wave after wave of brutally injured men and boys, many of whom they had last seen in Egypt. With little to no equipment, supplies or room they work tirelessly to save those that can be saved and where there is time comfort those that cannot. Through all of this the sisters still have to do battle with the fact that they are women in a male dominated environment. It is a story of strong emotions where humour and love can shine through the darkest of clouds.

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    This is largely a book of memories of people who were present on Victory in Europe Day. The authors have supplied background information for context, from the last days of World War Two until the months following VE Day. There are memories from children, adults, civilians, soldiers, sailors and airmen in UK, Germany, Norway, Poland and USA.

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    This is largely a book of memories of people who were present on Victory in Europe Day. The authors have supplied background information for context, from the last days of World War Two until the months following VE Day. There are memories from children, adults, civilians, soldiers, sailors and airmen in UK, Germany, Norway, Poland and USA.

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