The authors have compiled a collection of memories and anecdotes from celebrities and members of the public covering their experiences of the Second World War and the day that Victory over the Nazis was declared. We hear from not only those in the Armed Forces but civilians. The book catches the mood of jubilation and exhilaration yet also the great sadness of the huge waste of human life and resources. Hard times still lay ahead.
Craig Cabell is the author of five previous books on military history and biography. A freelance journalist he has contributed to numerous broadsheets (notably The Independent) and journals. Allan Richards is a writer of military history and travel.