DEATH AND DESTRUCTION?
VIOLENCE, HATRED, INEXPRESSIBLE GRIEF?
PEOPLES PITTED AGAINST EACH OTHER, TO THE DEATH?
WHY ON EARTH SHOULD I WANT TO READ ABOUT IT?
THERE’S ENOUGH IN THE MEDIA EVERY DAY, SURELY?
BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT.
The stories in this Anthology aim to give a vivid insight, through a fascinating mixture of history, reminiscence and fiction, into life during WWII: for those at the front, those left behind, the young at school, the old in the twilight of their years, parents, lovers, spouses, families, colleagues; Britons, Germans, Irish, Kenyans, French, eastern Europeans and Americans (plus the odd ‘undesirable alien’!).
These pages see householders struggling to maintain a semblance of normality; young men reluctant to volunteer; soldiers determined to win; acts of generosity, acts of cowardice.
In these pages, there is violence – impossible to avoid in an Anthology dedicated to the memory of war – but there is also humour and romance, suspense and emotion, heroism and daring. Even the paranormal puts in an appearance (as one might say).
The action is set variously in France, Britain, Eire, Kenya, Russia, Poland ...
You are guaranteed hours of stimulation, enjoyment and fruitful relaxation with a book devoted to one of the defining events of our times.
STARE INTO THE PAST WITH THE EYES OF THOSE GRIPPED BY ITS DRAMA.
All the stories have been especially written for this Anthology by writers experienced in their field. Pneuma Springs is proud to present it to commemorate seventy years after the end of hostilities.
Karl Brockmann, Annie Coyle Martin, Julius Falconer, Peter Good, Neal James Andrew Malloy, Steve Morris, Neil Morton, Ron Ooms, Chris Pownall, Derek Rosser, Avril Saunders, Derek Smith, Louise Wilkinson