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The Call-Up: A History of National Service 1947-1963

By: Hickman, Tom

Price: £11.24

Publisher: UK., Headline: 2004

Edition: 6th Edition

Sellers ID: 02518


National service conjures up a whole host of images: endless hours of square - bashing, painting coal white and very severe haircuts. But how true is this cliche ? In Tom Hickman's fascinating account, he reveals what really went on, how those involved felt about there experiences then and now, and asks whether national service really was worthwhile. There is some light creasing to the head of spine and on the rear flap of the DJ. View more info

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The Best Years of Their Lives: National Service Experience, 1945-63

By: Royle, Trevor

Price: £8.99

Publisher: UK., Michael Joseph Ltd: 1986

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 02579


Memories of National Service experiences unite some two million individuals who, between 1945 and 1963, were forced to abandon their civilian existences and spend up to two years serving as soldiers, sailors and airman in the colours of there monarch. The author records the experiences in common to this unique cross-section of British society, evoking the good times and the bad. The DJ is faded in places and also as light spotting. there is a light mark in the corner of ... View more info