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Under the Queen's Colours By Penny Legg

Under the Queen's Colours
by Penny Legg

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Service men and women recall their experiences from the years after the Second World War to the Falklands War in 1982, through to modern military service at the end of a millennium and into the first years of the twenty-first century.
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Under the Queen's Colours: Voices from the Forces, 1952-2012 by Penny Legg

In 1952, Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne and became the Sovereign Head of the Armed Forces. In the sixty years of her reign so far, there have been thousands of conscripts and regular service personnel who have served under her Colours all over the globe. This book is not just about war, but the everyday lives of those who serve on land, sea and in the air. Service men and women recall their experiences from the years after the Second World War to the Falklands War in 1982, through to modern military service at the end of a millennium and into the first years of the twenty-first century. From life in barracks at home and overseas, in a variety of hot and not-so-hot spots, to being on the frontline in major conflicts worldwide, from Kenya to Afghanistan. Male and female service personnel talk candidly about their experiences, offering a unique glimpse into a world in which they often risk their lives at a moment's notice. Their stories are often laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes deeply moving and always inspiring. Under the Queen's Colours is both a celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and a salute to the men and women who have served and continue to serve her.

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About Penny Legg


Penny Legg has been a service wife for many years, traveling with her naval husband around the world. She is a public speaker, writing tutor, and magazine editor. She has previously worked with the British Legion and SAMA-82 ex-servicemen.

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GOR005885904
Under the Queen's Colours: Voices from the Forces, 1952-2012 by Penny Legg
Penny Legg
Used - Very Good
Hardback
The History Press Ltd
2012-04-30
272
0752469959
9780752469959
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