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A Shy and Simple Warrior
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A Shy and Simple Warrior (Paperback)

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An inspiring account of struggle, survival and coping with life during the early twentieth century...Two sailors sit astride camels at the Pyramids, on leave from guarding Suez against attack in 1914. Crewmen scramble from the flooded engine room of their cruiser 'Warrior' as it sinks at the Battle of Jutland. British warships shell Bolshevik troops in Estonia in 1919. The Royal Navy visits Japan in 1928 to celebrate Hirohito's Coronation. Excited Plymouth children, blitzed out of their school, watch an American soldier's lasso tricks just before D-Day.This biography of a sailor, George Lancaster, views a half-century of history from his novel perspectives. George experienced world wars, revolutions, sectarian atrocities and the Great Depression. Serving in the Royal Navy across the globe, he witnessed British imperial display and decline, and saw civil conflict in countries - Russia, Turkey and China - where nationalist movements were filling the void created by the collapse of empires.

BiographyBiography: generalBiographyTrue storiesTrue war & combat stories Publisher: SilverWood Books Ltd Publication Date: 06/11/2015 ISBN-13: 9781781323854  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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R.H. Parr studied history and law at Cambridge University, graduating with a double first, and became a solicitor after training in the City of London. She has spent thirty-five years working for legal businesses ranging from large corporates to High Street practices, seeing a wide spectrum of clients and problems. Since 2002 she has specialised in advising charities and social enterprises and she runs training seminars for trustees. In 2008 she set up her own law firm, which has brought her true professional satisfaction and a good reputation in the charity sector.A Devonian who has lived in Somerset since 1981, she is a former President of a Dorset agricultural society. Rosemary is a trustee of a national charity, founded by far-sighted Victorian ladies in 1859, that supports women's professional training.The death of her daughter Sophie from cancer in 2009 caused her to find out more about her unknown grandfather, who also lost a daughter to cancer, and to write her first book A Shy and Simple Warrior, an account of the turbulent half-century of history that determined his life.Rosemary enjoys playing tennis, singing in a choir, crewing on a sailing ship, trekking in Nepal, and painting watercolours.

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