Monday, 16 July 2012

Under the Queen’s Colours: Voices from the Forces 1952-2012 by Penny Legg

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, this book is a wonderful collection of stories told by people who have served in each of our armed forces. Army, Navy, and Royal Air Force who have served under the Queen during her reign in the past sixty years.

The stories start from the start of the Queens reign the 1950’s and go through six decades bringing us up to the present day. Ordinary people share their experiences and memories of their time they spent in the services. Some of the stories are told with great humour, some are moving and touching. In this book you get a first account of what life was like serving the Queen and country.

This book is a fascinating read, I like reading books about real people and this book really does give you an idea of what life must have been like in the services. From just general duties to serving during times of conflict and much more, the stories are a great collection and are accompanied by some great colourful photographs. Penny Legg has a wonderful warm way, of capturing history in anecdotes and memories from real people. 

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Navy & Marines Charity and the ARF the Soldiers Charity.

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