An Average War: Eighth Army to Red Army

An Average War: Eighth Army to Red Army

by Mike Peyton


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Mike Peyton lied about his age to enlist, worried that the war would be over before he had a chance to join in. After training, he initially fought in the Western Desert, where he was captured and shipped to Italy and then Germany. He escaped in Germany and walked east until he found the Russian Red Army with whom he fought for the rest of the war. With a grave sense of humour, Peyton takes you through the horror and death, alongside the camaraderie and excitement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909911123
Publisher: Fernhurst Books
Publication date: 05/18/2018
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mike Peyton lied about his age to join the Army at the start of the Second World War. He spent much of the war in a prisoner of war camp, but escaped to join and fight with the Russian Red Army. He worked as a freelance cartoonist and has had over 18 books of yachting cartoons published and in 2016 was dubbed ‘the Picasso of sailing’ by the Yachting Journalist Association. He passed away in late January 2017, a few days after his 96th birthday.

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