Category: History, Politics and Culture
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In this extraordinary book, the soldiers who served in the Durham Light Infantry recount their personal experiences of serving in World War II.
Following the remarkable story of a ‘band of brothers’ who fought in every major land campaign, the soldiers tell their versions of what it was like to march across France and Belgium, to battle both the enemy and the harsh terrain of Sicily and to fight bitterly up the Italian Peninsula to the beaches of Normandy. They tell the harrowing tale of arriving at the gates of the Reich and the unthinkable horrors of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp – and the bittersweet victory of its liberation.
Theirs are stories of astonishing courage and admirable perseverance, and by compiling them into this book, John Sadler has created a truly poignant narrative that will resonate with all readers. Drawing on extensive interviews, the voices of the individual soldiers narrate the events of the war with all of its terror, hope, misery, comradeship, heroism, sacrifice, boredom and superhuman endurance.
Dunkirk to Belsen: The Soldiers’ Own Dramatic Stories is one of the most unique and movingly personal histories of World War II.