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Time at War By Nicholas Mosley

Time at War by Nicholas Mosley

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The revelatory wartime memoir of how WWII helped the son of Oswald Mosley come to terms with his father's role as leader of British fascists.

Time at War Summary

Time at War: a memoir by Nicholas Mosley

Nicholas Mosley, son of Oswald Mosley and his first wife, is an admired novelist, most famous for ACCIDENT, filmed by Joseph Losey from a Harold Pinter screenplay and starring Dirk Bogarde. Although he has previously published an autobiography, Nicholas Mosley has hitherto avoided writing about his WWII experience, in which his tangled relationship with his father, Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British fascist movement, plays a major part. TIME AT WAR shows Mosley coming of age as a young officer in the forcing house of war and being despatched as part of the Rifle Brigade to join the allies as they fight their way up Italy. At one point he ignominiously loses most of his platoon. Eventually he leads his men to capture a strategic farmhouse not far from Monte Cassino and wins the MC. Mosley gives his account against the backdrop of being the son of Britain's fascist leader who was imprisoned with his second wife (Diana, one of the Mitford sisters) in Brixton jail not long after the outbreak of war. What would have happened if Nicholas had been captured by the Germans and then identified? In fact at one point in the Italian campaign this happens. How he survives demonstrates that fact can sometimes be more bizarre than fiction. TIME AT WAR is both an absorbing war memoir and intriguing account of a relationship unlike any other in WWII. How do you live your life when Britain is fighting the axis powers when your father is the self-proclaimed British fascist leader?

Time at War Reviews

"His war story carries much irony and Mosley is quick to record its farcical moments as much as its horror...well worth reading" Sunday Telegraph

About Nicholas Mosley

Nicholas Mosley, born 1923, is the elder son of Sir Oswald Mosley and his first wife, lady Cynthia Curzon. He was educated at Eton and Balliol and served in the Rifle Brigade in WWII from 1942 rising to rank of Captain. His novels include Accident (filmed by Joseph Losey from a Harold Pinter script, with Dirk Bogarde), Hopeful Monsters (Whitbread Fiction Prize, 1990).

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Time at War: a memoir by Nicholas Mosley
Used - Very Good
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