German P.O.W Camp 266 Langdon Hills Paperback – 17 Aug 2012
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About the Author
After meeting only a few years ago while researching a local PoW camp that they were individually writing about, Ken and Stephen have since collaborated on several books. Ken is a well-respected local historian who has spent many years writing about and giving talks on Laindon and Langdon Hills, whilst Stephen had his first book, Two Sons in a War Zone: Afghanistan: The True Story of a Father s Conflict, published in 2010. It is his personal account of his sons serving in Afghanistan. Both Ken and Stephen had grandparents who served in and survived the Great War.
Stephen Wynn is a retired police officer having served with Essex Police for thirty years. His first book, Two Sons a in War Zone: Afghanistan: The True Story of a Father s Conflict, was published in 2010. It is his personal account of his sons first tours in Afghanistan. He had a had grandparent who served in and survived the First World War.
Top Customer Reviews
Whilst written in an easy to read style, the subject matter does make this a book for a niche market. Probably because of this, the printing shows some signs of understandable corner cutting, with details on some of the many photographs a little too dark. This is nit picking though. If you want to know about this subject then this book has everything you will need.
I found this book very interesting, very informative and well researched. Many facts and names jogged the memory from my earliest recollections. Those who are interested in the Second World War and Local History will enjoy it. Pity about some spelling mistakes, nevertheless a very good read.
My parents often talked of the POWs I did not however know they actually came from a long forgotten camp just up the hill to me! I Would recommend this to all locals old and new to remember how Laindons community use to be. And also probably a good read for people who are interested in real stories from real experiences of ww2 and pows lifes.
its friendly, makes you smile and is obviosly written with true passion for a once forgotten piece of Langdon hills history, if only today's community could pull together like they all did back then.
yes it may not be written by proffesionl authors, there are a few typos (which isn't hard to amend in the next print run i'm sure.) and a few pictures are not the best quality - (we must remember cameras back then are not of today's standard) but overall top marks on a book I have just read cover to cover and only just put down (it is 4am!)
I then read it and also found it very good easy to read and put together very well.
Have recommended it to friends .
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is poorly written and jumps, frequently, from subject to subject. I was very disappointed and bored by the poor writing style.Published 24 months ago by Susan Guichard
Easy to read and interesting, enjoyed by my father who i bought the book for. It was good to read something of local history.Published on 11 Feb. 2013 by Mrs. N. J. Tunbridge