• Memoire/Battlefield Memoire

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    This book is from an excellent and growing series from Pen & Sword. Obviously, the standard and scope of each book depends on the skill and interests of the author, as well as the characteristics of the town, city or area described.

    Leonard Markham has written an eclectic range of books, covering topics of history, meteorology, footpaths and angling, in English counties including Derbyshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Sussex (East and West), Warwickshire and Yorkshire. I admit to being intrigued to search out a copy of “Yorkshire Privies”, after being taken to reservoirs and sewage works throughout Midlands and Wales during school holidays by my Dad who worked in water industry, and now I live in West Yorkshire.

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    This book is from an excellent and growing “Your Towns and Cities in the Great War” series from Pen & Sword. Obviously, the standard and scope of each book depends on the skill and interests of the author, as well as the characteristics of the town, city or area described.

    The author, Stephen Browning, has written several other books about Norfolk, including Norwich Cathedral, Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path (long distance walking paths), books for learners of English in Asia and detective stories.

    The book is well illustrated, with a mixture of photographs from World War One era, buildings used at that time illustrated in modern times, posters from WWI and memorial structures and windows installed after Armistice, all in black and white.

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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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