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Europe - the Second World War was a war that involved everyone, not just a few generals and politicians, but every member of every family. Devon, England - Vera & Eddy meet and get married but are soon overtaken by extraordinary events of war. From almost comical preparations to repel an invasion and grim reality of enemy air attacks, to the almost surreal spectacle of D-Day and the fighting that followed; Vera & Eddy lived through it and dealt with it in their individual ways. For Eddy, the breakout from Normandy and the advance through Belgium and Holland to the German border, was a time that brought him to the brink of destruction in ways that the word, "destruction", is inadequate to define. Non-fiction (contains true life scenes that some readers might find disturbing). This book is delivered in both HTML and Microsoft Reader versions.
(Gritty and often brutally honest. Sam Smith tells it faithfully, the way Vera & Eddy told it. A book that shatters some of the rose-tinted myths about the British at war.)
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1940's History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   British Specific war?    -   World War II

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Naive

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   England/UK    -   France    -   Holland/Belgium/Luxembourg Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship Big City?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   10 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   9 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Book makes you feel...    -   in awe How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on history of key players How much romance?    -   5 () Is book humorous?    -   Yes If humorous, kind of humor    -   eccentric personalities    -   slapstick Length of book    -   Less than 150 pages

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