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New Review (3)

March 31, 2015

Another 5 star review by Jane of Britain at War 1939 to 1945 by James Lingard. She writes:

“I was asked to read this book through

I have read a great deal on Britain and the part so many people played during this time. I had just finished the Longest Night by Gavin Mortimer and was interested to read how the author could condense this into one book.

The author did manage to condense this and really well. I have given this book five stars.

I was really interested in the author’s family and Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire during the war as I have fond memories of Heptonstall and Hebden Bridge some twenty years ago, which today is even more colourful and bohemian. But back then these were essentially weaver’s towns.

The author has researched the subject well and comes up with interesting new facts that even the most accomplished reader of this era will not be aware of.

For the reader who wants to know the facts in a nutshell then read more widely this is the book to read.

Highly recommended and thank you for the opportunity to read this fascinating book.


New Review (2)

March 6, 2015

Another 5 star review on Amazon US reads:

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Britain at War 1939 to 1945., March 6, 2015
Pennie Mae Cartawick. Author of the Sherlock Holmes book series “Pennie Mae Cartawick”
This review is from: Britain at War 1939 to 1945:What was life like during the war? (Kindle Edition)
James Lingard is a native to London, England. Although I have lived in Florida over half my life, I was born and raised in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. My father served in the second world war as an Airplane Engineer, and I had heard many stories about that time era through him. My mother served in the land army at that time. Both of my parents had first hand knowledge about bomb shelters, food rationing and unspeakable death and the harsh conditions they had to endure as young adults. They passed down to us children just how their lives were effected through it.

‘Britain at War 1939 to 1945’ is a brief history of that time era that hit home not that long ago. The author, James Lingard paints a vivid picture of those days through his own eyes as a small boy growing up in England. A cruel environment of dangerous and intimate detail of historical tragedy. involving experiences from people who saw those times with tormented memories that do not go forgotten. I’m sure it couldn’t have been easy to put pen to paper for James to revive those days, but through his memoirs of what he endured as a child, brings the readers closer to powerful and meaningful events.

New Review

March 2, 2015

Laurence Stephenson reviewed BRITAIN AT WAR 1939 to 1945 what was life like during the war?

‘Great book. A book I could not put down. Not only does it cover the most salient points of the war. We see war in Britain through the eyes of a young child. I found the fathers philosophical view of death very refreshing. Mr James Lingard thank you.

Even though I am in Australia and was born after the war, in my early years at school I remember the teacher telling us how people in England were having trouble procuring enough food due to rationing, and being asked to donate money to send food parcels to England.

Thanks for a good read.’

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