The Words of War: British Forces' Personal Letters

    The Words of War: British Forces' Personal Letters

    and Diaries During the Second World War

    Marcus Cowper

    Mainstream 2010

    Paperback 442pp Illustrated

    9781845965969   Product Code: 16921

    Despite the government discouraging the keeping of diaries for security reasons, nearly half of the 16,000 letters, journals and memoirs held at the Imperial War Museum relate to the Second World War. This edited selection presents the day-to-day experiences of British service personnel and civilians in all theatres of the conflict, from soldiers and POWs in Europe, Africa and the Far East to Londoners braving the Blitz.

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