World War II: The Autobiography: 200 First-Hand Accounts from WWII - Brief Histories (Paperback)
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World War II: The Autobiography: 200 First-Hand Accounts from WWII - Brief Histories (Paperback)

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Published: 30/07/2009
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A remarkable series of over 200 eye-witness accounts taken from diaries, letters, speeches, interviews and memoirs of those who were there: pilots, sailors, generals, infantrymen, war correspondents and leaders.

These include Spitfire pilot Richard Hillary's account of bailing out of his plane in the Battle of Britain; a German sailor's view of HMS Royal Oak being torpedoed at Scapa Flow; insights into Rommel's ailing health from a lieutenant in the Afrika Korps; famous war correspondent Ernie Pyle's account of GI meals during Operation Torch; Anne Frank's recollection of the rounding up of Jews in Amsterdam; the last letters home from anonymous German soldiers in Stalingrad; the view from a Japanese cockpit over Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941; a German officer's memories of the airborne assault on Crete in May 1941; the firestorm following the bombing of Dresden in July 1943 in the words of a German woman; a lieutenant in the 1st Airborne Divsion's eyewitness account of the fighting in Arnhem; Martha Gellhorn on the aftermath of the Battle of the Bulge; a British tank officer crossing the German border on 28 February 1945; on the Kokoda Trail in New Guinea; an Allied intelligence officer being executed by the Japanese; the tunnels of Iwo Jima; and a kamikaze pilot's final letter.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781849010030
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 132 x 198 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for the author's England: The AutobiographyA triumph - Saul David, author of Victoria’s Army

Praise for the author's The British Soldier: The Autobiography[T]his thoughtful compilation . . . almost unbearably moving - Guardian

Praise for the author's The British Soldier: The AutobiographyCompelling Tommy's-eye view of war. - Daily Telegraph

Praise for the author's The British Soldier: The AutobiographyWhat a book. Five stars. - Daily Express

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