The Unknown Warriors

"BANG! Sparks all round and all

hell let loose. Boy, I was always

quick in those days."

'A lesson in realism came from John Oakley, who works with the charity Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association. His letter brought offers of help from dozens of readers, because he told the story of a very old man, once a prisoner of the Japanese, who needed £500 to double-glaze his bathroom, so that he could take a bath in warmth. The money was not there to give him.

 

“Telling him was very hard,” Mr Oakley wrote, “but his reaction – that life was tougher on the railway and that I was not to worry – left me weeping. Now I read of the chocolate bars, bath plugs and horse manure claimed in expenses by our MPs, and I weep again.” '

Christopher Howse, Letters Editor, Daily Telegraph

16th May 2009

FOOTNOTE! Meanwhile the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown claimed in his expenses the same amount, £500, for the paint and painting of a garden summerhouse and got it.

The Daily Mail ran a double page article about the book.  You can read the internet version with 194 readers comments online HERE

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"If you have an important point to make, dont try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack."

WINSTON CHURCHILL

The Birthplaces of Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill. HERE

Audio of Lord Haw Haw's final broadcast. HERE

No Indians flew in the Battle of Britain. HERE

WWII Christmas books HERE

6th June 1944, On That Day HERE

Do Dictators Commit Suicide? HERE

Amazon Reader Reviews. HERE

New World War One book out NOW! HERE

Did Churchill admire Hitler? HERE

Green Howards 1st battalion 1943 roll of honour HERE

Official V.C citation for Dambuster, Wing Commander Guy Gibson HERE

Books donated HERE

Hitler's last will and testament HERE

Arctic Star, new campaign medal for Arctic Convoy veterans HERE

What Famous Americans Did During the War HERE

The Role of the Red Cross during WWII HERE

The Bodyline Tour HERE

Britain in 1940 HERE

POLL - What is your favourite WWII RAF plane? HERE

The Kings Speech - Text of King George VI speech on VE Day & on VJ Day. HERE

The story of the original Unknown Warrior HERE

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'The overall impression any reader of the letters gets is that this generation feel unheard, unwanted and unimportant. This remarkable collection of their thoughts should give us pause for reflection.'

DAILY MAIL

 

'Do we now have a country fit for heroes to live in? Were all the sacrifices worthwhile? Have successive governments let down the very people who fought to keep our country free? Put this book on your shopping list.'

THE NATIONAL EX PRISONER OF WAR ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

A World War Two book, packed with war memories and thoughts from British, Australian & New Zealander WW2 veterans.

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