Crete Was My Waterloo: A True Eyewitness Account of the Sinking of the Lancastria, the Battle of Crete and POW Experiences, 1940 - 1945 ( P.O.W. / Prisoner-of-war / Evacuation of St Nazaire / Royal Engineers )

By: Chesterton, Neville

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----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, unread, a large print edition, 155 pages, ---"There have been many accounts of great heroism by officers in the Second World War but very few lower-ranking servicemen have thought to put their own experiences on record. Lance-Corporal Chesterton, however, felt strongly enough about the ordinary soldier's role to relate his own wartime memories in Crete Was My Waterloo. Called up in January 1940 at the age of 19 into the Royal Engineers, his first experiences of war, only a few months later, were to witness the horrendous sinking of the Lancastria and the evacuation of St Nazaire. Taken prisoner by the Germans during the battle for Crete, he spent the next four years in prisoner-of-war camps in Austria. Told with humility, burnout and restraint, this memoir celebrates the daily life of the ordinary soldier - the struggle to stay alive against all odds, the pranks played on German guards, the comradeship that bonded men together in intolerable conditions - this is a book for all of us to read and acknowledge a debt."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo..

Title: Crete Was My Waterloo: A True Eyewitness Account of the Sinking of the Lancastria, the Battle of Crete and POW Experiences, 1940 - 1945 ( P.O.W. / Prisoner-of-war / Evacuation of St Nazaire / Royal Engineers )

Author Name: Chesterton, Neville

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Military History,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: Oxford, England, Oxford, UK: Isis Large Print / Isis Reminiscence Series edition, 2006, 1st Printing: 2006

ISBN Number: 0753193833

ISBN Number 13: 9780753193839

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 146061

Keywords: Crete Was my Waterloo: A True Eyewitness Account of the Sinking of the Lancastria, the Battle of Crete and POW Experiences, 1940 - 1945 ( P.O.W. / Prisoner-of-war / Evacuation of St Nazaire / Royal Engineers )