DEATH AND DESTRUCTION?
VIOLENCE, HATRED, INEXPRESSIBLE GRIEF?
PEOPLES PITTED AGAINST EACH OTHER, TO THE DEATH?
WHY ON EARTH SHOULD I WANT TO READ ABOUT IT?
THERE'S ENOUGH IN THE MEDIA EVERY DAY, SURELY?
BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT.
The stories in this Anthology aim to give a vivid insight, through a fascinating mixture of history, reminiscence and fiction, into life during WWII: for those at the front, those left behind, the young at school, the old in the twilight of their years, parents, lovers, spouses, families, colleagues; Britons, Germans, Irish, Kenyans, French, eastern Europeans and Americans (plus the odd 'undesirable alien'!).
These pages see householders struggling to maintain a semblance of normality; young men reluctant to volunteer; soldiers determined to win; acts of generosity, acts of cowardice.
In these pages, there is violence – impossible to avoid in an Anthology dedicated to the memory of war – but there is also humour and romance, suspense and emotion, heroism and daring. Even the paranormal puts in an appearance (as one might say).
The action is set variously in France, Britain, Eire, Kenya, Russia, Poland ...
You are guaranteed hours of stimulation, enjoyment and fruitful relaxation with a book devoted to one of the defining events of our times.
STARE INTO THE PAST WITH THE EYES OF THOSE GRIPPED BY ITS DRAMA.
All the stories have been especially written for this Anthology by writers experienced in their field. Pneuma Springs is proud to present it to commemorate seventy years after the end of hostilities.
Karl Brockmann, Annie Coyle Martin, Julius Falconer, Peter Good, Neal James Andrew Malloy, Steve Morris, Neil Morton, Ron Ooms, Chris Pownall, Derek Rosser, Avril Saunders, Derek Smith, Louise Wilkinson
About the Author
Annie Coyle Martin grew up in an Ulster village, trained as a nurse in Dublin, emigrated to Canada.
Julius Falconer, a retired teacher, is the author of several series of crime novels.
Peter Good was born in Kenya and lived in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania before moving to Rhodesia.
Neal James is an accountant who lives in Derbyshire with his wife and family.
Stirlingshire based author.
Steve is a peripatetic teacher of maths, physics and chemistry. He lives in rural Wales close to the English border.
Neil Morton served as a steward in 1950s in the British Merchant Marine.
Ronald Ooms is a Belgian journalist. He began writing for a local newspaper in 2007. Years later, he was signed up as a freelancer for one of Belgium's biggest newspapers.
Chris R. Pownall
Chris R. Pownall lives in Nottinghamshire, England. Foreign travel and wide-ranging business experience provided a wealth of knowledge to draw on for his books.
Derek lives in Bristol. In I988 he was given the option of early retirement and this enabled him to pursue a lifelong ambition to write.
Avril Dalziel Saunders released her first novel.
Derek Smith was born in Birmingham in 1931. His National Service in West Germany serving with No. 256 night-fighter squadron gave him the material for his first book.
Louise Wilkinson is a retired history teacher. Her interests have always surrounded the period 1912-1957, and she is currently researching into the Territorial Air Force for her PHD.