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Boy Soldier By Stephen Clarke
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On 16th September, 1970, a 15 year old boy left his home in a small rural village in South Wales, boarded a train and innocently waved goodbye to his parents embarking on his biggest adventure... More > joining the British Army. This book encapsulates the highs and lows of a boy soldier’s personal journey to earning the ultimate privilege of wearing a Green Beret.< Less
The Persian Soldier By Landry Hoskins
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A long time ago, the Persians ruled from the Mediterranean to China. Among them, Sargon has been alone, and on the streets all his life. His lifelong dream is to become a Persian soldier. When news... More > reaches the king that an old Persian enemy has built an army to take over Persia. Sargon must come into the army and must help save his home from evil. He will embark on the best adventure of his life.< Less
The Tin Soldier By Temple Bailey
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About the Author- Irene Temple Bailey (ca. 1885 – July 6, 1953) was an American novelist and short story writer.Beginning around 1902, Temple Bailey was contributing stories to national... More > magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, Cavalier Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The American Magazine, McClure's, Woman's Home Companion, Good Housekeeping, McCall's and others.-Wikipedia Excerpt-CHAPTER I THE TOY SHOP The lights shining through the rain on the smooth street made of it a golden river. The shabby old gentleman navigated unsteadily until he came to a corner. A lamp-post offered safe harbor.< Less
A Soldier's Son (Illustrated) By Maude M. Butler
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Excerpt: The war was over--the cruel, cruel war; and Father and Uncle Howard were on their way home. Children's voices, in every key of joy and thanksgiving, sang the happy news from morning to... More > night. The white, strained look faded from Mother's face, and she became her old, bright self again.< Less
Love of an Unknown Soldier By John Howlett
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Harry Cardwell, 21 year-old shepherd from the border hills, is already one of the ‘veterans’ of the Somme battlefield. Returning from leave Harry confronts a burly Sergeant auctioning... More > off a tin of very intimate love-letters and photographs found in a shelled dug-out. Trying to protect the privacy of those letters, Harry buys them himself. A simple act of decency that is to have a lifetime of consequence. Annie is the nurse in the photographs. A former volunteer from New England with her doctor husband on a Harvard Medical Unit, she has ended up a widow on an ambulance train serving the Western Front. We are two strangers who meet in hell, she writes to Harry when he finally tracks her down. We come from two different worlds and have no mutual friends. Why should we hide anything from one another? Love Of An Unknown Soldier is the first volume in the Harry Cardwell Series. A Long Road Home, When War Came Again, First Snow of Winter and Last Snow of Winter are available as paperback or ebook.< Less
Every Soldier Has a Story By Lincoln Hokenbrough
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Hero. “A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities.” It is a word that we in America throw around too lightly to athletes and celebrities. Thankfully, we also use it more... More > accurately to describe our soldiers. Clarence Hibbs, a World War II veteran, refuses to describe himself as a hero. A husband, father, and grandpa, yes. An educator, certainly. But a hero? He would not even consider it. His story is like that of so many other veterans. He doesn’t want the attention. He does not want to be singled out. He remembers his buddies who sacrificed more and did not come home. He remembers the death. He remembers the pain. He remembers the tears. When he looks in the mirror, he sees an old man with buried memories of real heroes. But those of us who know him best would say that he’s a hero for all of the right reasons. You will have to judge for yourself.< Less
Love of an Unknown Soldier By John Howlett
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Epic love story set in the First World War. Harry Cardwell, 21 year-old shepherd from the border hills, is already a ‘veteran’ of the Somme battlefield. Returning from leave Harry... More > confronts a burly Sergeant auctioning off a tin of very intimate love-letters and photographs found in a shelled dug-out. To protect the privacy of those letters, Harry buys them himself. A simple act of decency that is to have a lifetime of consequence. Annie is the nurse in the photographs. A volunteer from New England with her doctor husband on a Harvard Medical Unit, she is now a widow on an ambulance train serving the Western Front. Harry finds Annie and they fall in love, their passion unfolding against the background of the Passchendaele battle. 'Love Of An Unknown Soldier' is the first volume in the Harry Cardwell Series. 'A Long Road Home', 'When War Came Again', 'First Snow of Winter' and 'Last Snow of Winter' follow the survivors through the 20's and the 30's to the end of the 2nd World War.< Less
Every Soldier Has a Story By Lincoln Hokenbrough
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Hero. “A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities.” It is a word that we in America throw around too lightly to athletes and celebrities. Thankfully, we also use it more... More > accurately to describe our soldiers. Clarence Hibbs, a World War II veteran, refuses to describe himself as a hero. A husband, father, and grandpa, yes. An educator, certainly. But a hero? He would not even consider it. His story is like that of so many other veterans. He doesn’t want the attention. He does not want to be singled out. He remembers his buddies who sacrificed more and did not come home. He remembers the death. He remembers the pain. He remembers the tears. When he looks in the mirror, he sees an old man with buried memories of real heroes. But those of us who know him best would say that he’s a hero for all of the right reasons. You will have to judge for yourself.< Less
Dearest Olive: One soldier's remarkable letters home from World War II By Margery Twining Mitchell
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Howard Twining was a soldier in the infantry during World War II, serving in the Philippines and Okinawa in the Pacific theater. These are his unabridged letters home to his wife Olive in... More > Placerville, California, from June 1944 to December 1945. By early 1944 the United States had been at war for two years. Howard was both an idealist and a man of action. He was 29 and had two young children; he most likely would not have been drafted. But as the war intensified and Uncle Sam's requests for recruits became more urgent, he felt he had a duty to help in his country's war effort. During the year and half they were separated, Howard dearly missed his family and wrote almost every day. While these letters are more than 60 years old, they reveal a timeless love, strength of character, and an ability to endure that speak to us today.< Less
Dearest Olive: One Soldier's Remarkable Letters Home from World War II By Margery Twining Mitchell
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Howard Twining was a soldier in the infantry during World War II, serving in the Philippines and Okinawa in the Pacific theater. This is an abridged collection of his letters home to his wife Olive... More > in Placerville, California, from June 1944 to December 1945. By early 1944 the United States had been at war for two years. Howard was both an idealist and a man of action. He was 29 and had two young children; he most likely would not have been drafted. But as the war intensified and Uncle Sam's requests for recruits became more urgent, he felt he had a duty to help in his country's war effort. During the year and half they were separated, Howard dearly missed his family and wrote almost every day. While these letters are more than 60 years old, they reveal a timeless love, strength of character, and an ability to endure that speak to us today.< Less