1473618290
War stories : gripping tales of courage, cunning and compassion / Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan.
Snow, Peter, 1938-
MacMillan, Ann,
2018
London : John Murray, 2018.
9781473618299 (pbk.) :
'War Stories' is a fascinating account of ordinary men and women swept up in the turbulence of war. These are the stories - many untold until now - of 34 individuals who have pushed the boundaries of love, bravery, suffering and terror beyond the imaginable. They span three centuries and five continents. There is the courage of Edward Seagar who survived the Charge of the Light Brigade; the cunning of Krystyna Skarbek, quick-thinking spy and saboteur during the Second World War; the skullduggery of Benedict Arnold, who switched sides in the American War of Independence and the compassion of Magdalene de Lancey who tenderly nursed her dying husband at Waterloo.
344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm

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