The Resource Once a hussar: : a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in world war ii, (electronic resource)

Once a hussar: : a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in world war ii, (electronic resource)

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Once a hussar: : a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in world war ii
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Once a hussar:
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a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in world war ii
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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 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. 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 the Second World War
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Midwest
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Ellis, Ray
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938.109235
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Ellis, Ray
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Guerrillas
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Once a hussar: : a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in world war ii, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11820762
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multicolored
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MWT11820762
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11820762
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remote
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11820762
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Once a hussar: : a memoir of battle, capture, and escape in world war ii, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11820762
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11820762
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11820762
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11820762
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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