A Fascinating Snapshot
Alamein To Berlin 1942-1945 by Francis Horsfield is a short book of a World War II veteran’s diary.
The reader hears of the journey from England to Africa on board the Queen Mary. It was often turbulent causing seasickness, incredibly hot and an ever-decreasing quality of food for the troops. Francis Horsfield kept in good spirits as he wrote his daily diary.
There are also longer accounts of the battle of Alamein and D-Day.
Francis Horsfield writes in a personable style which is accessible for all. He is very matter of fact and courageous as his words show no fear.
Alamein To Berlin is a fascinating snapshot in history by a man who lived through it. It is important to read Francis Horsfield’s account in his memory and in the memory of all those who served. If only we would learn the lessons of history.
I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.