Up The Boot - A Privates War, by Lawrence Fish

Up The Boot - A Privates War, by Lawrence Fish
 Up The Boot - A Privates War, by Lawrence Fish

Book published privately by the author in 1995, 198 pages. Paperback (S6955)

Signed by the author on the title page 'Best Wishes, Lawrence Fish'

This book charts the history of the author during the Second World War, when he served in the 1st battalion, the East Surrey Regiment and saw action in North Africa and Italy. He recounts his memories and experiences from the time he was called up in January 1942 as a fresh faced 18 year old who had only known life in the village of crowle in rural Lincolnshire, all the way up until the end of the war in 1945, and chapters include:

  • Lincoln
  • Voyage to Africa
  • North Africa
  • Sicily
  • Italy (including Taranto, Larino, Trigno River, Sangro River, Cassino, Capua, The Adolph Hitler Line, Citta Della Pieve, and Lake Trasimeno)
  • Egypt and Beni Yusef (August 1944)
  • return to Italy (including Formimpopoli, Cervia, Argenta Gap and the Final Thrust)
  • Austria
  • Greece (including Kozani, Panorama and Veroia)

The condition of the book is generally good. The covers have one or two minor scuffs and creases, and some light wear along the edges, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their are some notes in pen on the title page, along with a long dedication from a soldier in 281 Field Park Company, Royal Engineers, who presented the book fo a colleague in the Highland Field Company. 

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