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The second World War affected the lives of ordinary men and women more directly than any other conflict before or since. This book presents a look at the lives of twenty-one young men who answered their country's call to arms and left their homes and loved ones to fight in often unfamiliar and far-reaching corners of the globe.
James Holland was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and studied history at Durham University. He has worked for several London publishing houses and has written for a number of national newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Fortress Malta: An Island Under Siege, 1940-1943, and a novel, The Burning Blue. Married with a son, he lives near Salisbury.