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The Last Heroes

Voices of British and Commonwealth Veterans

Gary Bridson-Daley



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The History Press Ltd
01 August 2020
Autobiography: historical, political & military; Oral history; Second World War; Military veterans
Poignant first-person accounts from forty World War II heroes from allwalks of life and all services. The Second World War is famed for being the conflict that changed the face of warfare, and it is the last that changed the face of the world. In addition to remembering those that passed away in those dark days of war, a sincere debt of gratitude is owed to all those now in their twilight years who gave all that they had for King and Country. Here Gary Bridson-Daley presents forty-two of over a hundred interviews he conducted with veterans over recent years, adding to the history books the words and the original poetry of those that fought and supported the war effort to ensure freedom, peace and prosperity for generations to come. From each corner of the British Isles and every armed service, from Dam Buster George Johnny Johnson through to riveter Susan Jones: heroes, all. AUTHOR: Gary Bridson-Daley has long held a keen interest in world history, especially of the World War II era, which has driven him to travel round the country interviewing every veteran he has been able to trace over the past fifteen years. He hopes this work will honour all veterans and everyone who serves to this day. He lives in Manchester. 126 b/w illustrations
By:   Gary Bridson-Daley
Imprint:   The History Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780750994347
ISBN 10:   0750994347
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Gary Bridson-Daley hails from Manchester and has always had a keen interest in world history, especially the Second World War. Working as a tour manager in travel and tourism for over fifteen years led him to extensive worldwide travel and exposure to many countries and cultures. This, along with a deep respect for the freedom bought for us by the efforts and service of Second World War veterans, inspired him to begin the 'Debt of Gratitude' project and to publish it in the form of The Last Heroes in order to honour those who served and to capture their precious stories for posterity.

Reviews for The Last Heroes: Voices of British and Commonwealth Veterans

A wonderful tribute to our World War Two servicemen and women, very well written with real compassion and understanding. -- Dame Vera Lynn

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