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Mr Browns War,
This review is from: Mr.Brown's War: A Diary of the Second World War (Letters & Diaries) (Paperback)
I'm finding this a really interesting read. I'm not really interested in battle tactics, and descriptions of battles etc,and this book is not that. It is Richard Brown's record of the information that was coming through and descriptions of the war progress and is quite gripping. He makes his own judgement on the events happening, and right at the beginning predicts that this war will last five or six years.
Interspersed with this are details of the sorts of rationing being introduced, and various details of life as it was being lived then. Although this is mainly a war record entries about his wife, his children and his family and friends, his war work, food and prices, are interspersed all the way through. He worries quite a bit about his family, but is very positive about his wife's ability to cope.
For me his style of writing is fluid, easy to read, and, I have to say, entertaining. This may have something to do with the editing, or course. But overall, a really good and informative book.