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The Resource Vintage Roger : letters from the POW years, Roger Mortimer ; edited by Charlie Mortimer

Vintage Roger : letters from the POW years, Roger Mortimer ; edited by Charlie Mortimer

Label
Vintage Roger : letters from the POW years
Title
Vintage Roger
Title remainder
letters from the POW years
Statement of responsibility
Roger Mortimer ; edited by Charlie Mortimer
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1930, 21-year-old Roger Mortimer was commissioned into the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards, and would spend the next 8 years stationed at Chelsea Barracks. He lived a fairly leisurely existence, with his parents' house in Cadogan Gardens a stone's throw away, and pleasant afternoons were whiled away at the racecourse or a members' club. Things got a little hairy in Palestine in 1938, when Roger, now a captain, found himself amidst the action in the Arab Uprising. While fighting the Germans in 1940, Roger was knocked unconscious by a shell explosion. Upon waking he found that he was now a PoW. Thus began a period of incarceration that would last 5 long years, and which for Roger there seemed no conceivable end in sight. This account tells of Roger's years in the Coldstream Guards and is followed by a collection of letters he wrote to his good friend Peggy Dunne from May 1940 to late 1944
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1909-1991
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Mortimer, Roger
Dewey number
  • 940.5'472'092
  • 940.5'472'092
  • 940.5472092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1952-
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Mortimer, Charlie
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  • Mortimer, Roger
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Warfare and Defence
Label
Vintage Roger : letters from the POW years, Roger Mortimer ; edited by Charlie Mortimer
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2020
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781472132239
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9781472132239
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Vintage Roger : letters from the POW years, Roger Mortimer ; edited by Charlie Mortimer
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2020
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781472132239
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9781472132239
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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