Once a Hussar: A Memoir of Battle, Capture and Escape in the Second World War by Ray Ellis, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Once a Hussar: A Memoir of Battle, Capture and Escape in the Second World War

Once a Hussar: A Memoir of Battle, Capture and Escape in the Second World War

by Ray Ellis
     
 
Once a Hussar is a vivid account of the wartime experiences of Ray Ellis, a gunner who in later life recorded in this well-written, candid and perceptive memoir the conflict he knew as a young man seventy years ago.

As an impressionable teenager, fired with national pride, he was eager to join the army and fight for his country. He enlisted in the South Notts

Overview

Once a Hussar is a vivid account of the wartime experiences of Ray Ellis, a gunner who in later life recorded in this well-written, candid and perceptive memoir the conflict he knew as a young man seventy years ago.

As an impressionable teenager, fired with national pride, he was eager to join the army and fight for his country. He enlisted in the South Notts Hussars at the beginning of the Second World War and started a journey that would take him through fierce fighting in the Western Desert, the deprivation suffered in an Italian prisoner-of-war camp and a daring escape to join the partisan forces in the Appenines.

His story is an honest and moving memoir of the horror of warfare, but it also reveals the surprising triumphs of the human spirit in times of great hardship. Ellis’s self-deprecating humor skillfully counters the harsh realities related in a personal recollection of a war that claimed so many young lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781593905
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
02/19/2014
Pages:
228

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