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Wren's Eye View: The Adventures of a Visual Signaller (Into Battle) Hardcover – 1 Jan 1994

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Parapress; 1st edition edition (1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898594120
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898594123
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,640,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I loved her account of a very harsh life during WW2, acting as a Naval Visual Signaller. A woman of great character and honesty, who writes very clearly about her experiences with humour and humanity. This is the second book I have brought, because in an unguarded moment I loaned the first copy to an old friend. Who in turn loaned it to an elderly relative a year ago. So as there was no possibility of it being returned, I had to buy another one. Needless to day, I will not be loaning anymore book out to that particular person!!!
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I originally got this book as I am interested in morse code and signalling and was hoping to get an insight into its use. Although there are some interesting details I was very soon engrossed in an excellent factual story told in a humorous and lucid manner by Miss Batstone. It is very rare that I get so addicted to a book but this one is a winner - I just couldn't put down. I was transported to the cold wet signal station near Oban (Scotland) where the wrens communicated with sailors off shore by lamp and flag and put up with terrible wartime living conditions. Some messages were often of personal nature - definitely not approved of by the admiralty!
This is a great and very easy read _._ m0cuq
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Format: Hardcover
Not only is this book historically facinating, its also incredibly well written and entertaining. It captures the spirit of the times through which Stephanie lived and survived. The story tells of a plucky london girl who has her heart bent on becoming a visual signaller. Despite the naysayers, she becomes one of the best on sea or shore. She scratches out an existence in the harshness of the highlands, taking comfort in her friends, her dreams of romance and her own skill with the lamps. Her characaterisation is vivid and at times hilarious, and you can see the scottish scenery unfold in her prose. I couldn't put it down. Interested in the period or not, I would recommend it to anyone.
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this is a very interesting book. ww2, its about the experiences of a lady who joined the naval wrens "to free a man for the fleet" i see by other reviews theres plenty of detail. i met this lady the year the book was launched and i still live in the building she was stationed at, i really enjoy reading of her experiences. it also led to the reunion of her and her long lost friend jack campbell who she had built a friendship with by communicating with aldis signal lamp. this is an interesting link to the story
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this is a link to a website with info about the work carried out by the signal loops [...]
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