Armageddon Fed Up with This: A Gunner's Tale
By: Derek Nudd (author)Paperback
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In 1940 Eric Nudd, like millions of others, found himself unexpectedly in uniform - a raw conscript in a heavy anti-aircraft regiment. He grew over the next five years into a seasoned professional with the Normandy and North West European campaigns under his belt. A previously unsuspected talent for maths took him from heaving shells to fire-control and then radar, giving him a ringside view of the manic wartime technology race. As a Fleet Street journalist, prolific letter-writer and occasional poet Eric published improvised news sheets from a succession of gun sites and dugouts. Armageddon Fed Up With This - A Gunner's Tale is told by a 'civilian-in-uniform' who was an acute observer and literate recorder of what he saw. His wry, sometimes scathing observations on the humour and idiocy of army life, and the military, political and cultural events of the time are set against the global cataclysm going on around him. The author, Derek Nudd, colours in the background for those of us lucky enough to have missed it.
Inspired by authors such as Cyril Demarne and Spike Milligan, Armageddon Fed Up With This provides a new perspective - from underneath - on the anti-aircraft forces who, for a while after the fall of France, were the only part of the army shooting back. This book will appeal to readers who enjoy historical and military biographies, and provide new insights for students of the period. The title was a contemporary joke.
Derek Nudd returned to his first love, writing, after a degree in History and English, a master's in Systems Analysis and a successful career in engineering. Freelancing in business communications kept the wolf from the door while writing his first book. He is currently working on new writing projects.
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