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Heroes: The Greatest Generation and the Second World War

Heroes: The Greatest Generation and the Second World War (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

By Holland, James

'Heroes' is the story of an extraordinary generation of young men, mostly British, who came of age in the Second World War. These young men - and women - found themselves facing life-threatening danger and the kind of responsibility few would be prepared to shoulder today. Whet...her fighting in the jungles of Burma or on the D-Day beaches, as submariners, pilots, spies or prisoners of war, young soldiers in WWII displayed astonishing courage and resilience, united by honour and bound by the fellowship of their comrades. Those who made it home are now a passing generation, and for many this is the last chance for them to tell their stories - men like football legend Tom Finney, who saw action in southern Italy; or James Bond set-designer Ken Adam, a German Jew who flew as a fighter pilot for the RAF; or identical twins Tom and Dee Bowles, who landed together on Easy Red beach on D-Day. Many of these young men never returned home and those who did faced insurmountable challenges assimiliating back into civilian life. 'Heroes' is a moving and uplifting tribute to an remarkable generation.
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ISBN 9780007369485
Published 19 Aug 2010
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780007369485
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Harper Perennial
Released 19 Aug 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By Holland, James
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
World History
World History: Second World War
European History
Military History
Civil War
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 940.530922
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Military / Combat Stories
ONIX Text General/trade