Current purchase price:
Once a Hussar is a vivid account of the wartime experiences of Ray Ellis, a gunner who in later life recorded in this well-written, candid and perceptive memoir the conflict he knew as a young man seventy years ago.
As an impressionable teenager, fired with national pride, he was eager to join the army and fight for his country. He enlisted in the South Notts Hussars at the beginning of the Second World War and started a journey that would take him through fierce fighting in the Western Desert, the deprivation suffered in an Italian prisoner-of-war camp and a daring escape to join the partisan forces in the Appenines.
His story is an honest and moving memoir of the horror of warfare, but it also reveals the surprising triumphs of the human spirit in times of great hardship. Ellis's self-deprecating humour skilfully counters the harsh realities related in a personal recollection of a war that claimed so many young lives.
The Last Sunrise
By: Harold Gordon, Hirshel Grodzienski
British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albums, Volume IV
By: Richard Perkins
By: Leigh Neville
A Visitor's Guide: The Battles of Arras North
By: Jon Cooksey, Jerry Murland
Armoured Warfare in the Korean War
By: Anthony Tucker-Jones
The Hawker Hunter
By: Martin Bowman
Left for Dead at Nijmegen
By: Marcus A. Nannini
Caesar's Greatest Victory
By: John Sadler, Rosie Serdiville
In The Footsteps of The Red Baron
By: Norman Franks, Mike O'Connor