Sadly, no one knows how many World War Two veterans are alive today, they are a generation that has seen profound change, several speak of fathers and uncles serving in The Great War of 1914 - 1918. Yet hardly a generation later they were to answer the call to fight in another war.
It was never practical or possible to meet all the surviving veterans from World War Two, but I believe the veterans I had the privileged to meet and whose stories I have captured, show the character of a generation born a century ago.
The veterans in this book served in the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force plus the ATS. They all joined after the outbreak of war, they all wanted to do something for their country, at a time in our history referred to by Winston Churchill as - Our Darkest Hour.
Between them, they witnessed the North Africa campaign, Italy, the beaches of D Day and the Rhine Crossing that led to VE Day and even after this, the concentration camps. Others were in the far east still confronting the Japanese after VJ Day as they visited the numerous remote islands.
But this is not a collection of war stories. They are stories of amazing people leading amazing lives. Yet, none of them believes they are heroes, none of them thinks they did anything special; they just did what was expected of them.
Publisher - Wild Tweed Ltd
Author(s) - Matt Limb
Published Date - November 10 2022
ISBN - 9780995781627
Dimensions - 23.4 x 15.6 x 1 cm
Page Count - 137
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