Daily Telegraph Book of Military Obituaries

Daily Telegraph Book of Military Obituaries

by David Davies Twiston
     
 

In the seventeen years since The Daily Telegraph started to take its obituaries seriously by allotting them a special section in the paper, it has published around 1,000 obituaries of soldiers, as well as almost equal numbers of sailors and airmen. The 100 to be found here, which have never before been collected in book form, were chosen to show the widest range of… See more details below

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In the seventeen years since The Daily Telegraph started to take its obituaries seriously by allotting them a special section in the paper, it has published around 1,000 obituaries of soldiers, as well as almost equal numbers of sailors and airmen. The 100 to be found here, which have never before been collected in book form, were chosen to show the widest range of military experience. They include those who performed astonishing acts of bravery, such as the New Zealander Charles Upham, who won the Victoria Cross twice in Crete and North Africa, the commando leader “Mad Jack” Churchill and Drum Major Buss, the bugler who rallied the Glosters at the Imjin River in Korea. Among the senior figures are General Mazek, who commanded the Poles in Normandy, the rigorous Field Marshal Lord Carver and General Sir Walter Walker, who won three DSOs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904943273
Publisher:
Grub Street
Publication date:
11/17/2005
Series:
Daily Telegraph Obituaries Ser.
Edition description:
Paperback reissue
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 8.08(h) x 1.22(d)

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