From the Front Line: Family Letters & Diaries: 1900 to the Falklands & Afghanistan

From the Front Line: Family Letters & Diaries: 1900 to the Falklands & Afghanistan

by Hew Pike

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Overview

From the Frontline is an extraordinary record of a familys military service over the last 100 years. Thanks to careful editing, each individual tells his story through letters and diaries which capture the military scene and reflect family ties that bind them all closely. The eight family members served in South Africa, West Africa, Korea, Aden, the Falklands and Afghanistan as well as both World Wars. One lost his life and others were wounded. Two became generals, many were decorated. Their records may span a century when warfare changed greatly. Yet the tone of the letters remains surprisingly constant reflecting confidence in their fellows, a pride in service to Crown and Country, love of family and understatement of the dangers. Being thinking men, their views on the conduct of operations is sometimes critical as are their opinions of their leaders. This collection is highly unusual and totally enthralling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781598443
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 04/21/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 717,716
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Lieutenant General Sir Hew Pike KCB DSO MBE is an author and historian.

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