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From The City, From The Plough

Imperial War Museum Wartime Classics

By (author) Alexander Baron
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Imperial War Museum, London, United Kingdom
Published: 5th Sep 2019
Dimensions: w 122mm h 213mm d 16mm
Weight: 200g
ISBN-10: 1912423073
ISBN-13: 9781912423071
Barcode No: 9781912423071
January 1944, the south coast of England. The Fifth Battalion, Wessex Regiment wait patiently and nervously for the order to embark. There is boredom and fear, comedy and pathos as the men - all drawn from different walks of life - await the order to move. From The City, From The Plough is a vivid and moving account of the fate of these men as they set off for Normandy and advance into France.

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"In pages of lean prose, Stoke Newington-raised Baron conjures the boredom and fear as a British regiment embarks for the Normandy beaches. An unqualified masterpiece."-- "Evening Standard's best books of 2019" "Offers the portrait of a military unit in human terms, as day to day incidents reveal the characters assigned to the Normandy Invasion."--Sir Antony Beevor "Kirkus Reviews" "Undoubtedly one of the very greatest British novels of the Second World War."--Sir Antony Beevor "Evening Standard's best books of 2019"