Home, William Douglas.


Salisbury, 1st ed., 1985. 96 pp. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. During the Normandy campaign that followed the D-Day landings in 1944 the author, as an officer in a tank regiment, refused to obey an order that he thought would involve the civilian population in unnecessary casualties. It was in fact the final boiling over of a disaffection of conscience about the unconditional surrender policies of Churchill and the War Cabinet, and it resulted in court martial and a spell of imprisonment in Wormwood Scrubs and Wakefield Prison. The framework of this book is a collection of letters the author wrote to his parents during his military service and his term of imprisonment.

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