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Train to nowhere: one woman's war, ambulance driver, reporter, liberator [sound recording]
Train to nowhere: one woman's war, ambulance driver, reporter, liberator [sound recording]
Leslie, Anita2018
Audiobooks
Train to Nowhere is a war memoir seen through the sardonic eyes of Anita Leslie, a funny and vivacious young woman who reports on her experiences with a dry humour, finding the absurd alongside the tragic. Daughter of a Baronet and first cousin once removed of Winston Churchill, she joined the Mechanised Transport Corps as a fully trained mechanic and ambulance driver during WWII, serving in Libya, Syria, Palestine, Italy, France and Germany. Ahead of her time, Anita bemoans 'first-rate women subordinate to second-rate men,' and, as the British Army forbade women from serving at the front, joined the Free French Forces in order to do what she felt was her duty. Writing letters in Hitler's recently vacated office and marching in the Victory parade contrast with observations of seeing friends murdered and a mother avenging her son by coldly shooting a prisoner of war. Unflinching and unsentimental, Train to Nowhere is a memoir of Anita's war, one that, long after it was written, remains poignant and relevant.
Edition:
Unabridged.
Imprint:
[Melbourne, Vic.] : Bolinda/Audible audio, 2018.
Collation:
8 sound discs (CD) (09 hr., 36 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Notes:
8 audio CDs.Duration: 09:36:32.
Performers:
Read by Deryn Edwards.
Audience:
Interest age level: Adult.
ISBN:
9781489445117
Dewey class:
940.548141
Language:
English
BRN:
2689159
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