On Land

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


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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
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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
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A Journey from Blandford

by BA Jones


Wartime adventures of a motorcycle dispatch rider and truck driver

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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
World War II memoir
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A Passage to Peshawar

by Bill Precey


Misadventures of a young officer in the Indian Army during WW2
World War II memoir
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A Tankie's Travels

by Jock Watt
Experiences of a WW2 tank commander of the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment (3RTR) including Dunkirk, Greece, El Alamein and more...
WW2 memoir
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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
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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
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Espionage Behind the Wire

by Howard Greville


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

by Richard Napier


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

by Mervyn Base


The hair-raising adventures of a wartime bomb-disposal expert
Military memoir
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Kaladan Mortars

by Michael Clarke


Experiences of an officer with a mortar battery in Burma during WW2
WW2 memoirs
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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
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No Poppies in the Jungle

by Kenneth Child
War Poems & Drawings depicting the Burma Campaign during World War 2
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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
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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