Once A Hussar

Once A Hussar

A Memoir of Battle, Capture, and Escape in World War II

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"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.
Published: New York, New York :, Skyhorse Publishing,, 2014.
Edition: First North American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781628737295
1628737298
Branch Call Number: 940.5481 ELL
Characteristics: 228 pages ;,24 cm

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