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National Service: The Best Years of Their Lives by Trevor Royle

More than 2 million men were conscripted to serve in Britain's armed forces during the period of National Service, which began after the Second World War and was phased out by 1963. Aged just eighteen, these individuals, many of whom had never left their home towns, were put in uniform to serve their nation. It was an experience that left a profound mark on the post-war generations, as described, using first-hand accounts and official documents in this detailed, entertaining and hugely informative account of the National Service Years. Foreword; Introduction; Our Guards and Garrisons; You're in the Army Now; This Seat of Mars; Officers and Gentlemen; Even the Bad Times Were Good; Is Your Journey Really Necessary?; The National Servicemen's Wars; No More Soldiering; The End of an Old Song; Summer Soldiers and Sunshine Patriots.

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About Trevor Royle

Trevor Royle is a well-known author and broadcaster specialising in the history of war and empire with a score of books to his credit. His most recent book is Crimea: The Great Crimean War 1854-1856 (Little Brown) which received widespread acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Other recent books include The Last Days of the Raj and Winds of Change: The End of Empire in Africa. Trevor lives in Edinburgh.

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National Service: The Best Years of Their Lives by Trevor Royle
Trevor Royle
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