War Stories

War Stories Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion

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Synopsis

'Highly readable . . . an intimate and varied account of fascinating stories of people at war' History of War

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 thirty-four 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 Seager 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.

Told with vivid narrative flair and full of unexpected insights, War Stories moves effortlessly from tales of spies, escapes and innovation to uplifting acts of humanity, celebrating men and women whose wartime experiences are beyond compare.

Book information

ISBN: 9781473618299
Publisher: John Murray Press
Imprint: John Murray
Pub date:
DEWEY: 355.020922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 344 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 274g
Height: 180mm
Width: 141mm
Spine width: 23mm