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This review is from: A Desert Rats Scrapbook: Cairo to Berlin 1940-1945 (Paperback)
Personal memories are rarely recorded of events like War. Things move too quickly for photographs or too slowly to be interesting enough to record. To be left with the photographs and to be able to speak first hand to a living witness is a rarity.
Roger's account of his father's experiences and those of his mother to be are close enough to the originals to be nearly a first hand account.
With the photographs to tell the story the words are only a guide to identify the personalities and locations. Stories told of time home on leave, the background information of the lives being lived back in England and the bigger picture snapshots all help to tell the tale and make it more of as personal history.
A rare angle on a War disappearing into the past. Such personal stories and details must be preserved, well done Roger Fogg.