Great events are often recorded as a series of set piece actions by historians who can view them with the benefit of hindsight as a whole event with a beginning and an end. These oral histories view these events from the viewpoint of the individuals who were there. Drawn mostly from the achives of the Imperial War Museum and from interviews, these books offer snapshots of how the events unfolded for individuals without the benefit of the 'whole picture', and how life was for those who otherwise never got to tell their tale. Surprising revelations come to light in every chapter, revealed by men and women with no 'axe to grind' and no glory to harvest.
Highly recommended reading for all of us who think that we know how it was!