On Land

Books featuring the activities of land-based military personnel at home and abroad during the Second World War

WW2 memoir

2297 - A POW's Story

by John Lawrence

A former POW tells of his five long years as a captive in Eastern Europe in WW2
World War II memoir

A Boy from Soho

by Frank Gianotti
A London boy's wartime experiences at home and abroad, in the London Blitz and in Italy with the RASC
WW2 memoir

A Journey from Blandford

by B.A. Jones

Wartime adventures of a motorcycle dispatch rider and truck driver 1939-46


A Man Alone

by Peter Court
The experiences of Sgt Robert T. (Bob) Robinson who faced insubordination from his platoon in the 14th ‘Forgotten’ Army in India & Burma during World War II
Memoir - India

A Passage to Peshawar

by Bill Precey

Misadventures of a young officer in the Indian Army during WW2
WW2 memoir

A Waggoner's War

by Fergus Fulton

A Motor Transport Driver’s Experiences in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Army Service Corps 1942-45
WW2 memoir

Achtung Minen! Guernsey

by Henry Beckingham
The history of the German minefields on Guernsey 1940-45, told by the man in charge of removing them
World War II memoir

Espionage Behind the Wire

by Howard Greville

The secret history of intelligence gathering by Allied prisoners of war during World War II
Military memoir

From Horses to Chieftains

by Richard Napier

From boy soldier to battle-hardened veteran with the 8th Hussars 1935-1959
RAF memoir

Get Some In

by Mervyn Base

The hair-raising adventures of a wartime bomb-disposal expert
WW2 military memoir

Kaladan Mortars

by Michael Clarke

Experiences of an officer with a mortar battery in Burma during WW2
WW2 memoirs

Malta Remembered

edited by Frank Rixon
A collection of stories about the George Cross Island of Malta contributed by military personnel who served there during World War 2
World War II poetry

No Poppies in the Jungle

by Kenneth Child
War Poems & Drawings depicting the Burma Campaign during World War 2
military biography WW2 SE Asia

The Tall Man Who Never Slept

by James Bradley

Biography of Cyril Wild, a Japanese-speaking British officer who played a significant role in the history of Singapore during World War 2

Twelve Days in the Battle for Monte Cassino

by Peter Bunnett
An eyewitness account from the log of Bombardier Ronald Patrick Bunnett of the Royal Artillery, March 1944