Books about the British Army / Land Forces

2297 - A POWs Story

by John Lawrence
A former POW tells of his five years as a captive in Eastern Europe in WW2.
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A Boy from Soho

by Frank Gianotti
A Londoner's experiences at home and abroad during World War II, as a teenager in the London Blitz and later serving in Italy with the RASC
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A Journey from Blandford – a Truck Drivers Memories of World War II

by B.A. Jones
Wartime adventures of a motorcycle dispatch rider and truck driver 1939-46 including Dunkirk, North Africa supporting the Eighth Army, D-Day and the liberation of Brussels.
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A Man Alone – A True Story of Mutiny in the Ranks

by Peter Court | The experiences of Sgt Robert T. (Bob) Robinson who faced insubordination from his platoon in the 14th ‘Forgotten’ Army in Burma during World War II
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A Passage to Peshawar

by Bill Precey
Adventures of a young officer in the Indian Army during WW2
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A Waggoners War – an RASC driver in World War II

by Fergus Fulton
A Motor Transport Driver’s Experiences in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Army Service Corps 1942-45.
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Achtung Minen! Guernsey

by Henry Beckingham
The history of the German minefields on Guernsey 1940-45, told by the man in charge of removing them.
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Armoured Farmer - A Tankies Tales

by Malcolm Cleverley
Recollections of a former 'tankie' who served with the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment (3RTR) a.k.a. 'the armoured farmers' during the Cold War years.
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Espionage Behind the Wire

by Howard Greville
The  secret history of a British intelligence network operating within German prisoner of war camps during World War II
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From Horses to Chieftains

by Richard Napier
A soldier's journey from boyhood to battle-hardened veteran with the 8th Hussars 1935-59
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Going Nowhere

by Tom Eadie
A Nottinghamshire lad's National Service experiences with the Royal Artillery in Malaya 1954-56.
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Hotspots in the Falklands (and Elsewhere)

by Major Philip Thompson MBE
A British Soldier's experiences 1965-2003 include Aden, MalayaNorthern Ireland and the Falklands War
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Just Being Frank

by Frank Rixon BEM
Autobiography of a Berkshire Lad who served in Malta with the Royal West Kent Regiment during WW2.
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Kaladan Mortars

by Michael Clarke
Experiences of  a British officer of the Forgotten 14th Army who commanded a mortar battery of Nigerian bombardiers in Burma during WW2.
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Letters Home - A National Servicemans Sketchbook

By Edmund Hodges
A talented artist on National Service in Egypt and Cyprus 1955/56 illustrates his letters home with paintings and sketches.
ISBN 1-84683-072-9
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Malta Remembered – by those who were there during World War II

edited by Frank Rixon
A collection of stories about the George Cross Island of Malta contributed by military personnel who served there during the Second World War.
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No Poppies in the Jungle

by Kenneth Child
A collection of poems & drawings depicting the Burma Campaign of the "forgotten" 14th Army during World War 2
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Once a Cameron Highlander

by Robert Burns
Remarkable story of a WW1 Battle of the Somme veteran, who lived to be 105 years old and one of the last 'Tommies' who fought in The Great War.
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Operation Ladbroke From Dream to Disaster

by Alec Waldron
A first hand account of the planning, execution and ultimate failure of the glider assault on Sicily in July 1943.
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Pacifist to Glider Pilot

by Alec Waldron
Engaging account of a founder member of the Glider Pilot Regiment who participated in the airborne assaults at Sicily and Arnhem in WW2.
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Parachutes, Princes & Predicaments

by Edward Cartner
How I taught Prince Charles and Prince Andrew to parachute jump (without killing either of them) whilst serving in the RAF as a parachute jumping instructor in 1978.
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Pluck Under Fire – A Regular Soldiers Experiences in the Korean War

by John Pluck
A former regular soldier with the Middlesex Regiment looks back on his experiences during the Korean War
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Pull Up a Sandbag

A ribald collection of stories, jokes and anecdotes contributed by a variety of British military personnel.
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Sam Brownes Schooldays by Berwick Coates

Sam Brownes Schooldays – National Service Basic Training in the 1950s

by Berwick Coates
A  squad of National Service recruits undergo their six weeks of basic training in the British Army of the 1950s.
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Sky Laughing – Parachute Regiment Stories

by Roger Payne
A collection of true stories from former members of The Parachute  Regiment in the 1950s and 60s
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