This is a memoir that has the excitement of the best novels. The author tells his story with panache and feeling – Most Highly Recommended
NAME: The British Partisan, Capture Imprisonment and Escape in Wartime Italy FILE: R2915 AUTHOR: Michael Ross PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 220 PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, Italy, Mediterranean Theatre, North Africa, Arabs, capture, imprisonment, POW, resistance fighters, partisans, Italian civilians, Germans military, German intelligence, home run, escape, anti-Fascists
IMAGE: B2915.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y6oef6cc LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This is a memoir that has the excitement of the best novels. The author tells his story with panache and feeling – Most Highly Recommended The memoir is a staple of military history, providing a glimpse of the events through the eyes of someone who was there. Some memoirs can be heavy reading because the author makes every effort to leave nothing out, other than the pace and style which makes a good story a delight to read. Here is a memoir that leaves nothing out but presents the story with the pace, tension, excitement, suspense of the most gripping novel. There is a charming photo-plate section including some post -war images. This is a rare story and original edition, From Liguria With Love, published in 1997 by Minerva, has been updated in this new edition from Pen & Sword. It has been superbly written. It is a powerful and exciting story that is an inspiring tribute to all those who risked their lives to help the author, including the daughter of a prominent anti-Fascist, who was later to become his wife. Although this is not a unique experience, it is one that has been rarely told. During WWII, downed airmen and escaped POWs in France and Italy were helped by escape lines and resistance groups, but many of them also spent some time actively fighting alongside those resistance groups. It was not always possible to help those on the run to make a rapid escape. Sometimes it was simply too dangerous to make their attempt immediately. During the period between, the men on the run were a constance danger to those helping them and many took up arms to 'earn their keep' until an escape run could be arranged. The appreciation and admiration for the resistance fighters, and the many civilians involved in keeping the evaders safe, comes out clearly in the absorbing story.