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The Resource Once a Hussar : a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in World War II, Ray Ellis

Once a Hussar : a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in World War II, Ray Ellis

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Once a Hussar : a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in World War II
Title
Once a Hussar
Title remainder
a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Ray Ellis
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Language
eng
Summary
"Once a Hussar is a vivid account of the wartime experiences of Ray Ellis, a gunner who in later life recorded this well-written, candid, and perceptive memoir of the conflict he knew as a young man seventy years ago. As an impressionable teenager, filled with national pride, he was eager to join the army and fight for his country. He enlisted in the South Notts Hussars at the beginning of World War II and started a journey that would take him through fierce fighting in the Western Desert, the deprivation suffered in an Italian prisoner-of-war camp, and a daring escape to join the partisan forces in the Apennines. His story is an honest and moving memoir that relays graphic eyewitness accounts of the horrors of warfare, but it also reveals the surprising triumphs of the human spirit in times of great hardship. Ellis's self-deprecating humor skillfully counters the harsh realities related in a personal recollection of a war that claimed so many young lives. Featuring twenty-six rare photographs from Ellis's life and experiences, Once a Hussar is a compelling and deftly told account of one soldier's life in World War II"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Once a Hussar is a vivid account of the wartime experiences of Ray Ellis, a gunner who in later life recorded this memoir of the conflict he knew as a young man seventy years ago. As an impressionable teenager, filled with national pride, he was eager to join the army and fight for his country. He enlisted in the South Notts Hussars at the beginning of the Second World War and started a journey that would take him through fierce fighting in the Western Desert, the deprivation suffered in an Italian prisoner-of-war camp and a daring escape to join the partisan forces in the Appenines
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Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10351208
Cataloging source
AMP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Ray
Dewey number
940.548142 E47Ze 2014
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Ellis, Ray
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Guerrillas
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in World War II
Label
Once a Hussar : a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in World War II, Ray Ellis
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- In sunny Palestine -- Mersa Matruh : a first taste of war -- In action near Sidi Barani -- Gennia -- Suez -- Tobruk : the first battle -- Life during the Siege of Tobruk -- The break-out from Tobruk -- In the Nile Delta -- The Battle of Knightsbridge -- First days as a prisoner of war -- A nightmare journey -- The winter at camp 53 -- A bid for freedom -- Running free -- Massa Fermana -- A journey to the mountains -- One of the family -- Repatriation
Control code
ocn889339599
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781628737295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)889339599
Label
Once a Hussar : a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in World War II, Ray Ellis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- In sunny Palestine -- Mersa Matruh : a first taste of war -- In action near Sidi Barani -- Gennia -- Suez -- Tobruk : the first battle -- Life during the Siege of Tobruk -- The break-out from Tobruk -- In the Nile Delta -- The Battle of Knightsbridge -- First days as a prisoner of war -- A nightmare journey -- The winter at camp 53 -- A bid for freedom -- Running free -- Massa Fermana -- A journey to the mountains -- One of the family -- Repatriation
Control code
ocn889339599
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781628737295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)889339599

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