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This is an auction for BILL GENTRY'S WAR 1939-1945, edited by Sally Mathieson.

“How does a soldier cope with years of enforced separation from the family he loves? What does he really think about the war he is fighting? Bill Gentry (later to become Major General Sir William Gentry) answers these and other questions in the very frank letters he wrote home to his wife, Lalla, while overseas as an officer with 2nd New Zealand Division during World War II. In these absorbing letters Bill brings to us the experience of life in the turbulent days of war. We share the uncertainties, the pleasures, the tedium and the triumphs, the comradeship and the heartache. We enter the world of 50 years ago through the eyes of keen observer and travel from Maadi Camp in Egypt to Greece, Crete, Syria, Libya, Tunista and northern Italy up to Trieste.”

Large format paperback 1996.

221 pages.

Maps and photographs.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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