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Remarkable Journeys of the Second World War By Victoria Panton Bacon

Remarkable Journeys of the Second World War by Victoria Panton Bacon

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Capturing the stories of ordinary human beings who lived through extraordinary times

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Remarkable Journeys of the Second World War: A Collection of Untold Stories by Victoria Panton Bacon

Those who lived through the Second World War have many stories of bravery, sadness, horror, doubt and longing. Inspired by conversations with veterans following the publication of her grandfather's wartime memoir, Victoria Panton Bacon has gathered a moving collection of their experiences. Their recollections tell of a different time and reveal the courage, actions and sentiments of those whose wartime experiences changed the course of history; stories of ordinary people who lived under the long shadows cast by the war and whose young lives were changed irrevocably. Though many tales are sad, describing being sent into war and the loss of friends and family, there are also stories of joy and love found in the darkest of times. For them, war, the ultimate leveller, threw them into remarkable times, whether they were a merchant seaman, army officer, pilot, young Jewish girl, code breaker or Home Guard recruit. From one extraordinary story to the next, Remarkable Journeys of the Second World War immerses the reader in the lives of real people who lived through conflict.

Remarkable Journeys of the Second World War Reviews

These remarkable military journeys stand to inspire the next generation. -- LT GEN (RETD) JAMES BASHALL CB CBE
. . this fascinating and touching book . . . -- JOANNA LUMLEY OBE
. . . a unique insight . . . -- TERRY WAITE CBE
This collection of World War Two memories is a gem -- JONATHAN DIMBLEBY
In Remarkable Journeys of the Second World War, Victoria Panton Bacon captures the vulnerability of the human spirit - at sea, on land and in the air. Her book is full of remarkable testimony, a series of remarkable journeys. -- SIMON PEARSON
As the Second World War passes from living memory, Victoria Panton Bacon presents an extraordinary cast of characters who reveal what it was like to take part in the fight for freedom. Their stories are exciting, heart-breaking and vitally important. -- JOSHUA LEVINE
Remarkable Journeys of the Second World War is an outstanding book which deserves to become a classic of the period. Victoria Panton Bacon's narrative gets up close and personal to her truly remarkable interviewees. Her sympathy for and interaction with these individuals creates honest and gripping revelations. -- EDWARD WILSON

About Victoria Panton Bacon

Victoria Panton Bacon worked for Rt Hon Sir John Major, when he was Prime Minister and at Conservative Central Office and the House of Commons writing his memoirs. She worked in broadcast journalism with the BBC; a producer on Breakfast with Frost, she ended up with the BBC World Service. Victoria and her sister founded Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope in 2011 to raise money for children in developing countries who need prosthetic legs, and in 2014, she edited her grandfather's World War II story, published by Penguin. She lives in Suffolk.

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Remarkable Journeys of the Second World War: A Collection of Untold Stories by Victoria Panton Bacon
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