True Short Stories from the Second World War as told by the people who were there
This is the second in a series of three short story books that describes how British men, women and children survived the Second World War using short stories they wrote. It covers Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, The Blitz, The War at Sea, The War in the Middle East, Greece, Crete, Tunisia, Italy, The War in the Far East, The Landings at Normandy and the fighting through Europe and into Germany. Above all else it describes how the average person felt throughout the war.
The Eventual Collapse of The British Empire
Roger Payne served in Britain's elite Parachute Regiment from 1960 to 1969 He and his family then moved to Australia where he enlisted in the Australian Army as a physical training instructor training National Servicemen for Vietnam. He remained in the Army until 2003 by which time he was Chief Instructor of physical training to the Corps of Infantry. During this time he was awarded the highest's decoration a serviceman can get, the Chief of the Defence Force Commendation. A year later he was awarded one of the highest awards an Australian citizen can get, The Order of Australia. He is still the only serviceman to be awarded both.