Train to Nowhere

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(416 Pages)
Product Number: LP4320
Released: Mar 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510092815
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

Daughter of a Baronet and first cousin once removed of Winston Churchill, she joined the Mechanized Transport Corps as a fully trained mechanic and ambulance driver during WWII. Ahead of her time, Anita bemoans 'first-rate women subordinate to second-rate men,' and, as the British Army forbade women from serving at the front, joined the Free French Forces in order to do what she felt was her duty. Writing letters in Hitler's recently vacated office and marching in the Victory parade contrast with observations of seeing friends murdered and a mother avenging her son by coldly shooting a prisoner of war.

Author(s): Anita Leslie
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2018

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Author(s): Anita Leslie
Product Number WEB163302
Released: Aug 24, 2017
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
Publisher: Bloomsbury Caravel
ISBN: #9781448216673

Professional reviews

"Train to Nowhere is a war memoir seen through the sardonic eyes of Anita Leslie, a funny and vivacious young woman who reports on her experiences with a dry humour, finding the absurd alongside the tragic. “Train To Nowhere is the most gripping piece of war reportage I have ever read. […] What a writer!” JOANNA LUMLEY “A sharply observed account of one woman's unique war. Surreal, funny, dark, and profoundly moving. Gold dust.” RICK STROUD"

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